MITRE named Craig Ackerman to the new role of vice president for
operations and transformation, a new organization comprised of the
business transformation program, corporate real estate, contracts and
acquisition management, and a newly formed operational risk management
“As we continue to grow our team and build strong internal capabilities
at MITRE, Craig’s track record of leading strategic transformation with
agility and developing the talent to facilitate adoption across the
enterprise will be a real asset,” said Usha Chaudhary, senior vice
president for corporate operations and chief transformation officer. “He
will leverage his experience managing diverse functions, including
operations, finance and accounting, HR, procurement, IT, and sales, to
drive engagement as we continue to transform our business functions and
enhance our services to internal and external customers.”
Ackerman is a U.S. Army veteran with more than 25 years of experience
leading operations, business transformation, and shared services teams.
He brings expertise in rapidly assessing organizational capabilities,
team effectiveness, and key processes to execute innovative solutions,
expand operating capabilities, and achieve strategic outcomes.
Ackerman most recently served as a principal in the federal practice at
Chazey Partners, a global advisory firm, working with federal and local
government clients to develop more efficient service delivery
operations. He also served as the firm’s global head of robotic process
automation, helping clients harness the evolution of process automation
tools to improve efficiency, productivity, control, and compliance.
His previous roles include senior leadership positions at Day &
Zimmerman, Parsons Brinckerhoff, and SAIC. Early in his career, Ackerman
was a captain in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. He earned his
bachelor’s degree in computer science from the U.S. Military Academy at
West Point and his MBA from Boston University.
MITRE’s mission-driven teams are dedicated to solving problems for a
safer world. Through our public-private partnerships and federally
funded R&D centers, we work across government and in partnership with
industry to tackle challenges to the safety, stability, and well-being
of our nation.