CLEARWATER, Fla., April 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Tech Data Corporation (Nasdaq: TECD) today announced the nomination of Karen Dahut for appointment to the company's Board of Directors. Ms. Dahut will be included in Tech Data's proxy statement for election by the company's shareholders to serve as an independent director.
"Our Board of Directors is excited to welcome Karen," said Steve Raymund, chairman of the Board of Tech Data. "Her global leadership experience in next-generation technologies, cybersecurity, and data science are an ideal fit for some of Tech Data's most important strategic initiatives. We look forward to her valuable perspectives and her contributions to Tech Data's continued growth and success."
Dahut serves as an executive vice president at Booz Allen Hamilton, where she leads the firm's Civil Commercial Group (CCG) and is a member of the Executive Management committee. As the lead for the CCG, Dahut directs the strategy and delivery of the firm's strategic, technology, cyber, and analytics solutions to both commercial clients and leading federal civilian agencies. From 2012 to 2016, she served as Booz Allen Hamilton's chief innovation officer, leading the establishment of the firm's Strategic Innovation Group (SIG) in 2013 to develop and deliver solutions to clients' toughest challenges, while adding new capabilities in cyber, data science, and digital microservices to the firm's portfolio. Since joining the firm in 2002, Dahut has also led Booz Allen Hamilton's Analytics and Data Science business and served as the market leader for the firm's U.S. Navy business, involving staff and engagements in 25 locations worldwide.
Prior to joining Booz Allen Hamilton, Dahut was an officer in the U.S. Navy and served as the comptroller for the Navy's premier biomedical research institute. A widely-recognized public speaker and author, Dahut serves as a board member of the Northern Virginia Technology Council. She holds a B.S in Finance from Mount St. Mary's University and an M.S. from the Viterbi School of Engineering at the University of Southern California.
About Tech Data
Tech Data Corporation is one of the world's largest wholesale distributors of technology products, services and solutions. Its advanced logistics capabilities and value added services enable 115,000 resellers to efficiently and cost effectively support the diverse technology needs of end users in more than 100 countries. Tech Data generated $26.2 billion in net sales for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2017. It is ranked No. 108 on the Fortune 500® and one of Fortune's "World's Most Admired Companies." To learn more, visit www.techdata.com, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
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