MCLEAN, Va., March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nazzic Keene, sector president of Science Applications International Corporation (NYSE: SAIC), has been elected to the board of directors for the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), a national not-for-profit organization for families affected by the loss of a military loved one.
"The TAPS Board of Directors plays a critical role monitoring and managing the organization, ensuring it meets its mission," said Bonnie Carroll, president and founder of TAPS. "Nazzic's business acumen and compassion for families of our fallen military makes her a valuable addition to the board."
Keene joined SAIC in 2012 and is responsible for customer relationship management, expanding the company's long-term strategic business pipeline, driving growth and executive oversight of program execution across the enterprise. Aligning as direct reports under her are the organizational groups representing SAIC's clients to include: defense, civilian, state and local, commercial, and international.
Prior to joining SAIC, Nazzic was the senior vice president and general manager for U.S. Enterprise Markets at CGI, and led the company's U.S. expansion. Nazzic began her career in the communications and IT industry after completing her bachelor's degree at the University of Arizona. She is a board member of the Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts and also served as an executive committee member for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, National Capital Region.
"TAPS plays an instrumental role in serving our community and the families of America's fallen heroes," said Keene. "I am honored to be a member of the TAPS Board and I look forward to supporting its mission of providing extremely important services to assist anyone grieving the loss of a military service member."
TAPS provides peer-based emotional support, grief and trauma resources, grief seminars and retreats for adults, Good Grief Camps for children, case work assistance, connections to community-based care, online and in-person support groups, and a 24/7 resource and information helpline for all who have been affected by a death of a member of the Armed Forces. Services are provided free of charge. Founded in 1994 by grieving military families, TAPS has assisted more than 44,000 people grieving the death of a loved one in military service to America and their caregivers. More information is available at www.taps.org or by calling 1-800-959-TAPS (8277).
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