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Inmarsat’s Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch Named MSUA Board Member for 2018

Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, senior vice president of government strategy and policy for Inmarsat Government, has been reappointed to serve on the Mobile Satellite Users Association’s board of directors. MSUA works to promote exchange of ideas, information and news among providers and customers of mobility communications, navigation and safety platforms, the association said Thursday. Other …

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Bill Phelps, Adam Sohn Take Lockheed Comms VP Roles

Bill Phelps, former director of worldwide media relations at Lockheed Martin, has been appointed vice president for external communications of the company. Lockheed said Wednesday it also named Adam Sohn, former director of strategic communications at Amazon‘s devices and services business, as VP of space communications. Phelps will succeed Nettie Johnson, who will retire …

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Jeff Murter: Alion to Help Army Counter CBRNE Threats Under Potential $8.3B IDIQ

Alion Science and Technology will assist the U.S. Army in efforts to research and develop weapons against chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear threats under a 10-year, $8.3 billion indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract. The company said Thursday it will vie for task or delivery orders to provide CBRNE radiological and nuclear defense systems along …

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Kristin Morico Named AECOM EHS Mgmt Strategic Executive Director

Kristin Morico, former leader of global environmental programs at General Electric, has been appointed environmental health and safety management strategic executive director at AECOM‘s design and consulting services unit. AECOM said Tuesday Morico will be responsible for establishing an consulting business that will integrate the firm’s component services across different business sectors …

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Former Air Force Scientist Robert Peterkin Named Director of General Atomics’ Albuquerque, NM Office

Robert Peterkin, a veteran of the Air Force Research Laboratory and former vice president at Science Applications International Corp., has joined General Atomics as director of the company’s office in Albuquerque, New Mexico. General Atomics said Friday Peterkin will help coordinate and implement technology strategies to meet future customer demands and …

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Kroll Appoints 4 New Managing Directors

Kroll has named Cem Ozturk, Katy Shanahan, Greg Michaels and Fernanda Barroso as managing directors for four of the professional investigative and risk consulting services provider’s offices. The company said Thursday Ozturk and Shanahan, former associate managing directors at Kroll’s investigations and disputes business, will respectively manage operations in Singapore and Massachusetts. Michaels, former …

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Diane Swonk Named Grant Thornton Chief Economist

Diane Swonk, founder of private consulting firm DS Economics, has joined Grant Thornton as chief economist and she will be based in the professional services company’s Chicago headquarters. Grant Thornton said Monday Swonk will aim to grow client services through her economic forecasting skills and previous experience as an adviser to central banks, …

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James Skulina Named Interim CFO of TransDigm Group

James Skulina, an executive vice president of TransDigm Group, has been appointed interim chief financial officer at the Cleveland-based aircraft components maker. He will succeed Terrance Paradie, who stepped down from the CFO role and will remain with Transdigm through April 2 to assist with the transition, the company said Tuesday. “[Skulina] …

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