Google Public Sector selects Booze Allen as CEO


Karen Dahut will start on October 31


September 22, 2022


Robyn Sidersky

Karen Dahut

Karen Dahut will be the CEO of Google Public Sector, the subsidiary of Google LLC specializing in government and educational contracts.

Dahut begins Oct. 31 and will be based in Google’s offices in Washington, DC and Reston, according to a press release. She takes the place of Will Grannis, founding CEO of Google Public Sector, who returns to his role as chief technology officer of Google Cloud.

Google Public Sector was established in June and focuses on delivering Google Cloud technologies, including artificial intelligence and machine learning tools, to federal, state, and local government customers and educational institutions. Google Public Sector has a separate board of directors from Google LLC, and its operations include specialty sales, customer engineering, support, channel and partner programs, and security operations.

Dahut will step down as sector president at Booz Allen Hamilton, where she led the company‘s $4 billion global defense business. Prior to joining Booz Allen, Dahut served in the Navy for six years, rising to the rank of lieutenant and serving at the Navy Medical Research Institute, a facility in Bethesda, Maryland, which was closed in 1998. As a civilian, she served worked for 11 years. for the Logistics Management Institute, a Tysons-based federal nonprofit contractor, before going to Booz Allen. She received her bachelor’s degree in corporate finance from Mount St. Mary’s University in Maryland and a master’s degree from the Viterbi School of Engineering at the University of Southern California.


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