BAE Systems Names Former Senator to its Board of Directors

BAE Systems announced that former U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte, 49, has been appointed to its board of directors for a three-year term. From 2011 until January of this year, former Sen. Ayotte worked across party lines in Congress on numerous domestic and foreign policy issues. She served on several Senate committees, chairing the Armed Services Subcommittee on Readiness and Management Support and the Commerce, Science, and Transportation Subcommittee on Aviation Operations, Safety, and Security. Previously, from 2004 to 2009, she was the first female to serve as New Hampshire’s attorney general, appointed by both Republican and Democratic governors.

Retired Lockheed IT Exec Joins Home Depot Board

The Home Depot named Linda R. Gooden to the company's board of directors. Gooden, who retired in 2013 from Lockheed Martin Corporation as EVP, Information Systems & Global Solutions, has an extensive background in information technology, cybersecurity, operations and finance. As EVP, she expanded Lockheed's IT capabilities beyond government customers to international and commercial markets. She also served as president of Lockheed's IT division from 1997 to 2006, which she grew into a multi-billion dollar business.

Twitter’s COO and Second-In-Command Ali Rowghani Resigns; followed by Media Head Chloe Sladden 

Twitter’s COO, Ali Rowghani, 40, has resigned. Twitter does not intend to replace him, and other members of the management team will assume the duties. Rowghani will act as a strategic advisor to the CEO of Twitter. Rowghani joined Twitter in 2010 as CFO, eventually taking up BD and media responsibilities, being promoted to the COO role in 2012. He joined Twitter from Pixar Animation Studios, where he served for about eight years, most recently as the CFO.

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CACI Hires Unisys Exec as New SVP for Health Care Group

Simulation technology company CACI International has named Dr. Anthony Hess as senior vice president to lead the company’s Healthcare Solutions Group within its federal civilian organization. Hess comes to CACI from Unisys, where he managed services and technology sales to federal civilian and defense health agencies. He has also served as senior vice president and worldwide GM of the health solutions BU for Science Applications International Corp.

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Salesforce Names Former Oracle Exec as President and Vice Chair has appointed Keith Block, 50, as President and Vice Chairman, leading the company's global sales, customer support and consulting services organizations. In addition, Block has been appointed to's Board of Directors. Block has led winning sales, consulting and engineering teams for nearly 30 years. In his most recent role as Oracle's EVP of North America Sales & Consulting, Block led an 11,000-person team and built a multi-billion dollar sales business unit that achieved record revenue growth and margin expansion over the span of 10 years. He quit the company in 2012.

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Oracle North America Sales and Consulting Head Quits

Keith Block, 50, Oracle’s EVP of North America Sales and Consulting organization is leaving. SVP Joanne Olsen would take responsibility for sales of business management applications and SVP Matthew Mills would oversee responsibility for sales of hardware, database software and middleware for North America.

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Former Governor Joins Oil & Gas Exploration Company

Continental Resources appointed former North Dakota Governor Ed Schafer, 65, to its Board. Schafer was elected North Dakota's 30th governor in 1992 and served for two terms. In 2008, he was nominated and confirmed as the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture. During his term as governor, Schafer also served as Chairman of the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission, which is comprised of all energy-producing states. Before his political service, he was the President of Gold Seal, a distributor of household products. Schafer was also the co-founder and CEO of Extend America, a telecommunications company focused on rural connectivity in the Midwest.