Donna Morea, the director of Science Applications International Corp. for the last five years, has been appointed chair of the $4.5 billion-revenue organization’s board of directors. Morea, who will be appointed next month after the $1.5 billion acquisition of Engility Holdings, Inc., succeeds Board Chair Edward “Sandy” Sanderson, Jr., who served in the role since 2013 and will remain an independent member of the board.
“I am excited to lead SAIC’s board of directors and work closely with SAIC’s senior leadership to further execute our mission-driven long-term strategy, Ingenuity 2025,” said Morea. “Under Sandy’s leadership, SAIC has emerged as a leading technology integrator, and we are grateful for his enormous impact. SAIC has a very bright future, and I look forward to leveraging our greater strength, exceptional talent and breadth of solutions and services to lead the markets we serve and help our customers solve some of our nation’s most pressing problems.”
Morea, who has been an operating advisor with the Carlyle Group since 2016, is also an independent member on the board of directors for Suntrust Bank, a lead independent director at Net Health, a board member with GCOM Software, LLC, a member on the board of trustees for her alma mater Wesleyan University and is chair and CEO of consulting firm the Adesso Group, LLC. She is the former chair of the Northern Virginia Technology Council, and from served 2004 until 2011 was president of CGI Technology and Solutions, Inc.
Morea received her bachelor’s degree in art from Wesleyan and her MBA with a distinction in finance from the University of Pennsylvania’s The Wharton School.
Sanderson said SAIC board leadership is in good hands.
“It’s been an honor to serve as board chair over the last five years, and I’m confident in our future and in Donna’s leadership as we continue to grow and deliver strong value to our customers, employees and shareholders,” Sanderson said in a statement. “I have no doubt that Donna’s deep knowledge of the company, coupled with her recognized leadership in the industry, will help realize SAIC’s full potential as it accelerates its strategy.”