Lisa S. Disbrow
ANDOVER, Mass., July 27, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Mercury Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:MRCY), announced that Lisa S. Disbrow, recently retired Under Secretary of the U.S. Air Force, and Mary Louise (ML) Krakauer, former Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Dell Corporation, were elected to the Board of Directors of Mercury Systems, Inc. With this election, the Board of Directors will consist of nine members, eight of which are independent directors.
Ms. Disbrow retired as the Under Secretary of the Air Force in 2017. She was responsible for the affairs of the Department of the Air Force, including organizing, training, equipping, and providing for the welfare of approximately 660,000 active duty, Guard, Reserve and civilian Airmen and their families, worldwide. She oversaw the Air Force’s annual budget of more than $132 billion and directed strategy and policy development, risk management, weapons acquisition, technology investments and human resource management across a global enterprise. Prior to the confirmation of the current Secretary of the Air Force in May 2017, Ms. Disbrow served as the Acting Secretary of the Air Force. In 2014, Ms. Disbrow was confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Financial Management and Comptroller, the principal senior official on all financial matters. Ms. Disbrow was commissioned into the U.S. Air Force in 1985 and her 23 years of uniformed service culminated in 2008 when she retired as a colonel from the Air Force Reserve.
Ms. Krakauer retired as the Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer of Dell Corporation in 2017, where she was responsible for global IT, including all operations and integration activity. She served as the Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer of EMC Corporation in 2016. Prior to that she served as EVP, Business Development, Global Enterprise Services for EMC Corporation during 2015 and as Executive Vice President, Global Human Resources for EMC Corporation from 2012 to 2015, where she was responsible for executive, leadership, and employee development, compensation and benefits, staffing, and all of the people-related aspects of acquisition integration. Previously, she held leadership roles at EMC Corporation, Hewlett-Packard Corporation, Compaq Computer Corporation, and Digital Equipment Corporation.
“We are delighted that both Lisa and ML have joined the Board of Directors, where their respective expertise in the defense and technology industries will be key assets,” said Mark Aslett, President and CEO of Mercury Systems, Inc. “They have rich histories of providing critical insight and counsel to the U.S. Department of Defense and technology companies and we look forward to benefitting from their extensive expertise as we continue to execute against our growth strategy, both organically and through acquisitions and integration.”
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