Dr. Ralph W. Shrader is Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and President of Booz Allen Hamilton Inc., the leading strategy and technology consulting firm (annual revenue of more than $5.7 billion; 24,000 staff). He is the seventh Chairman since the firm's founding in 1914, and has led Booz Allen through a significant period of growth and strategic realignment. Dr. Shrader is Chairman of the Executive and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committees.
Joan Amble joined Booz Allen’s Board in 2012. Previously, she served as Executive Vice President, Finance, for American Express Company and served in senior positions, including the role of comptroller, from 2003 to 2011. Before that, at General Electric, she served in a variety of senior financial positions, including her final role as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer for GE Capital Markets. Earlier in her career, she served from 1984 to 1989 with the Financial Accounting Standards Board, and with Ernst & Young from 1977 to 1984. Ms. Amble has a BS degree from The Pennsylvania State University. She currently serves as a Director of Brown-Forman Corporation and Sirius XM Radio. She also serves on the Board of Visitors at The Pennsylvania State University Smeal College of Business, and on the Board of Overseers at UCLA Health Services. She is also the co-founder and Chairman of W.O.M.E.N in America, an organization that focuses on the development of women professionals. Ms. Amble is a member of the Audit Committee.
Peter Clare has been a member of our Board since 2008. Mr. Clare is Managing Director of The Carlyle Group and co-head of the U.S. Buyout group. Mr. Clare, founding member of the Carlyle Asia Buyout team, has played a significant role in several of The Carlyle Group’s most successful investments. Prior to joining Carlyle in 1992, Mr. Clare was with First City Capital Corporation, a private equity group, and the Interfunding/Merchant Banking Group of Prudential-Bache Capital Funding. Mr. Clare is a magna cum laude graduate of Georgetown University and received his M.B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School. Mr. Clare is also a member of the Boards of Directors of ARINC, Inc., CommScope, Inc., Pharmaceutical Product Development (PPD), and Sequa Corp.
Ian Fujiyama has been a member of our Board since 2008. Mr. Fujiyama is a Managing Director of The Carlyle Group, which he joined in 1997 and is a member of the firm’s Aerospace, Defense, and Government Services team. Beginning in 1999, Mr. Fujiyama spent two years in Hong Kong and Seoul working in Carlyle’s Asia buyout fund, Carlyle Asia Partners. He currently serves on the boards of directors of ARINC and Dynamic Precision Group. Mr. Fujiyama is a member of the Compensation and Executive Committees.
Mr. Gaumond has more than 35 years of experience working with senior management and audit committees of public and privately-held companies. He held senior positions with Ernst & Young LLP from 2002 to 2010, retiring from the firm as Senior Vice Chair for the Americas, and previously was a partner with a distinguished 27-year career at Arthur Andersen LLP. He currently serves as a director of Rayonier Inc. Mr. Gaumond is Chairman of the Audit Committee. Mr. Gaumond has an AB degree from Georgetown University and an MBA from New York University. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and currently serves as a director of Rayonier, Inc., Cliffs Natural Resources, Inc., the Fishers Island Development Corporation, and the Walsh Park Benevolent Corporation, and is a trustee of The California Academy of Sciences, and serves on the advisory board of BPV Capital Management LLC..
Allan M. Holt became a member of our Board in 2010. Mr. Holt is Managing Director of The Carlyle Group and co-head of the U.S. Buyout group. Mr. Holt, former head of The Carlyle Group's Global Aerospace, Defense, Technology and Business/Government Services team, has been essential to many of their most successful investments. Prior to joining The Carlyle Group in 1992 Mr. Holt was with the Avenir Group Inc. He previously served as Director of Planning and Budgeting at MCI Communications Corporation where he managed a group responsible for the development, review and analysis of multibillion-dollar financial operating and capital plans. Mr. Holt is a graduate of Rutgers University and received his M.B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley. He is also a member of the Boards of Directors of Axalta Coating Systems, HCR ManorCare Inc., NBTY, Inc., and SS&C Technologies, Inc.
Arthur E. Johnson, retired senior vice president of corporate strategic development from Lockheed Martin with over 20 years of senior leadership experience in the information technology and defense businesses, joined Booz Allen’s Board in 2011. He brings extensive IT management experience to the Board, having held senior positions at IBM, Loral Corporation and Lockheed Martin. Mr. Johnson currently serves as a Director of AGL Resources, Inc. and Eaton Corporation, as an Independent Trustee of the Fixed Income and Asset Allocation funds of Fidelity Investments, and was the founding Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA). Mr. Johnson is a member of the Audit Committee.
Philip A. Odeen has been a member of our Board since 2008. Mr. Odeen has served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors and Lead Independent Director of AES Corporation since 2009, and he has served as a director of AES since 2003. Mr. Odeen has served as the Chairman of the Board of Convergys Corporation since 2008, and serves as a director of Convergys, QinetiQ North America Inc, ASC Signal Corporation, and DRS. Mr. Odeen retired as Chairman/CEO of TRW Inc. in December 2002. Mr. Odeen has provided leadership and guidance to our Board as a result of his varied global business, governmental and non-profit and charitable organizational experience of over 40 years. Mr. Odeen is Chairman of the Compensation Committee and a member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee.
Charles O. Rossotti has been a member of our Board since 2008. Mr. Rossotti has served as a Senior Advisor to The Carlyle Group since June 2003. Prior to this position Mr. Rossotti served as the Commissioner of Internal Revenue of the Internal Revenue Service from 1997 to 2002. Mr. Rossotti co-founded American Management Systems, Inc., an international business and information technology consulting firm in 1970, where he served at various times as President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board until 1997. Mr. Rossotti currently serves as a director for Bank of America Corporation, The AES Corporation, Primatics Financial, and Quorum Management Solutions. Mr. Rossotti formerly served as a director of Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc., from 2004 to 2008.
Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Administrative Officer, and Director
Sam Strickland is a Booz Allen Hamilton Executive Vice President and is the firm’s Chief Financial and Administrative Officer. As Chief Financial Officer, he is responsible for managing the capital structure and financial operations of Booz Allen’s $5+ billion enterprise.