Booz Allen's head of defense business to retire

By Briana Reilly / July 29, 2022 at 9:01 AM

Booz Allen Hamilton's defense business will see a new leader in the coming months, executives announced during the company’s earnings call today.

Karen Dahut, who’s served as president of the global defense sector over the last five years and has spent two decades at Booz Allen, including a stint as chief innovation officer, will retire effective Oct. 31, President and CEO Horacio Rozanski told analysts this morning.

Poised to succeed her is Judith Dotson, an executive vice president and head of the company’s national security sector. Dotson has spent more than 30 years at Booz Allen.

Replacing her will be Tom Pfeifer, currently an executive vice president who has expertise in position, navigation and timing technology and GPS.