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Board of Directors

Board Member
Karen Dahut
Group Leader, Civil & Commercial Group
Executive Vice President
Booz Allen Hamilton

Karen Dahut is the group leader for Booz Allen Hamilton's $1.2B Civil Commercial Group (CCG) reporting directly to the CEO. As the lead of this 5,000 person organization, Dahut directs the strategy and delivery of the firm's strategic, technology, cyber and analytics capabilities to both commercial clients and leading federal civilian agencies. Booz Allen Hamilton commercial clients include S&P 500 corporations in transportation, pharmaceuticals, financial services and energy. Federal clients include health, finance and Homeland Security agencies and departments.

As a C-suite executive, Dahut previously served as Booz Allen Hamilton's chief innovation officer. She imagined, built and led the firm's $500M, 2,000 person Strategic Innovation Group (SIG). Established in 2012, the SIG builds the firm's business around innovative, next generation cloud, cyber, data science and digital technologies. She created game changing businesses to transform client enterprises and create new growth avenues for the firm. In addition, she established the firm's Strategic Alliances program creating imaginative, exclusive relationships with top technology companies and the startup community and has placed Booz Allen at the center of the world's innovation ecosystem.

Dahut has also led Booz Allen's 5,500 person Analytics business, creating and delivering world class big data solutions for clients across both the commercial and public sector. Before that, Dahut led the firm's $1 billion U.S. Navy business, involving staff and engagements in 25 locations worldwide. Prior to joining Booz Allen, she was an officer in the Navy and served as the controller for the Navy's premier biomedical research institute.

Dahut is a celebrated and recognized public speaker and author on topics ranging from next generation technology solutions, data science, innovation and diversity. She is a Board member of the Northern Virginia Technology Council and serves on the Board of Trustees for Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart in Bethesda, Md. She received a B.S. in Finance from Mount St. Mary's University and an M.S. from the Viterbi School of Engineering, University of Southern California.