SAIC names Bonsell top government affairs official

By Marjorie Censer / February 18, 2021 at 9:30 AM

Science Applications International Corp. said today it has named John Bonsell senior vice president of government affairs, effective immediately.

"Bonsell will lead SAIC Government Affairs supporting SAIC's strategic objectives through engagement with federal executive branch officials, members of Congress and their staffs, and state and local officials," the contractor said.

He succeeds Tom Eldridge, who will retire in the spring.

Bonsell previously spent eight years at SAIC, as a consultant from 2007 to 2012 and as a vice president within government affairs from 2015 to 2018. Most recently, he was majority staff director for the Senate Armed Services Committee.

He has also worked as the ranking staff director for the committee and as the legislative director and deputy chief of staff for Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK).