MCLEAN, Va., Dec. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- SAIC today announced key human resources (HR) leadership appointments for the businesses that will be created next year following its planned separation into two independent, publicly traded companies, as announced Aug. 30.
Brian Keenan, SAIC's current executive vice president for HR, will be appointed to lead the function for the government technical services and enterprise information technology (IT) business. He has been with SAIC since 2000, when he joined the company as the Eastern Region HR director. In 2004, Keenan assumed the role of vice president and director of U.S. HR Operations, a role he served in until accepting his current position in 2007. Prior to joining SAIC, Keenan spent more than 15 years at Mobil and ExxonMobil, advancing into Human Resource leadership roles in the U.S. and international upstream and downstream businesses, as well as corporate headquarters.
Keenan holds an MBA from the University of Houston and is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy. He served seven years in the U.S. Army, which included time spent in the 82nd Airborne Division and the Joint Special Operations Command.
Sarah Allen will be appointed to lead HR for the business focused on delivering science and technology solutions in three high-growth markets that reflect high priority, long-term global needs – national security, engineering and health. Allen currently serves as the Senior Vice President, Human Resources of the Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) Group within SAIC, supporting more 11,000 scientists and engineers – one of the largest support organizations to the Intelligence Community. Michelle Vaughn, the current deputy director of HR for the group, will take over Allen's current role.
Prior to joining SAIC in September 2008, Allen served as the Director, Human Resources in the TASC Business Unit of Northrop Grumman Corporation. Earlier in her career, she held positions with Northrop Grumman, Honeywell and Hewlett-Packard Company.
Allen received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from James Madison University and is a graduate of numerous executive education programs, to include executive studies at Cornell, Tufts, USC, UCLA and Harvard Business School.
"Brian and Sarah bring the experience, outstanding talent and genuine passion to these roles that we need in order for our planned new companies to succeed," said Chairman and CEO John Jumper. "SAIC's most valuable resource has always been its people, and I am confident that Brian and Sarah's efforts will only help develop and strengthen that resource."
The separation will take the form of a tax-free spin-off to SAIC stockholders of 100% of the shares of a newly formed company, upon final approval by the Board. The spin-off is expected to occur in the latter half of next fiscal year.
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