Government services and IT support company Science Applications International Corp. SAIC, +0.26% said late Thursday that Toni Townes-Whitley, who it called a 35-year global technology veteran, has been appointed as its new chief executive officer, effective Oct. 2. Townes-Whitley will also join SAIC’s board upon assuming the role. Townes-Whitley will succeed Nazzic S. Keene, who has decided to retire as CEO and from the SAIC board, also effective Oct. 2, the company said. Townes-Whitley will join SAIC on June 12 as CEO-elect to ensure a smooth transition, the company said. Shares of SAIC were flat in the extended session Thursday after edging higher in the regular trading day.
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