Booz Allen names Judi Dotson leader of national security business

23 January 2020 1 min. read
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Government-focused management and tech consultancy Booz Allen Hamilton has named 31-year company veteran Judi Dotson as the new head of its national security business.

Dotson replaces Christopher Ling in the role on April 1. Ling is retiring at the end of 2020 after a 29-year career at Booz Allen.

Dotson currently serves as leader of the Joint Combatant Command account, supporting clients that include the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), and the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA). She has extensive experience developing market strategies, leading business and contract capture activities, and overseeing delivery, as well as recruiting and developing teams.

During her more than three decades with Booz Allen, Dotson has led teams with functional expertise in cybersecurity, engineering and science, analytics, system modernization, and organizational development.

Booz Allen names Judi Dotson leader of national security business

“Judi Dotson is an outstanding leader of our people and our business,” said president and CEO Horacio Rozanski. “She has a strong record of anticipating the needs of our clients, shaping opportunities, and delivering with excellence, all while developing talented teams and the leaders of tomorrow.”

Dotson joins a senior leadership team at Booz Allen that is nearly two-thirds women (seven of 11 positions). Five of  12 board members are women as well.

She holds a BS in computer science from the University of Maryland. Dotson has previously served on the board of directors for the public sector division of TechAmerica, and as a board member for Nature Generation, a not-for-profit which empowers young people through environmental stewardship programs.

Headquartered in McLean, VA, Booz Allen has 27,000 global employees and annual revenues of $6.7 billion.