Director Since: 2018
Committees: Cybersecurity Advisory Subcommittee (Chair); Governance and Nominating Committee (Chair)
Other Current Public Directorships: DXC Technology Company, Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae)
Career Highlights and Qualifications: Ms. Alving is the former Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Leidos Holdings, Inc. (formerly Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), one of the nation’s top defense sector providers of hardware, software and services, where she worked from 2005 to 2013. From 2007 to 2013, she was SAIC’s Chief Technology Officer, stepping down when the company separated into two smaller companies. As the company’s senior technologist, she was responsible for the creation, communication and implementation of SAIC’s technical and scientific vision and strategy. Prior to joining SAIC, Ms. Alving was the director of the Special Projects Office (SPO) at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) until 2005, where she was a member of the federal Senior Executive Service. Prior to her time at DARPA, Ms. Alving was a White House Fellow for the Department of Commerce serving as a senior technical advisor to the Deputy Secretary of Commerce from 1997 until 1998. Ms. Alving was an aerospace engineering professor at the University of Minnesota from 1990 until 1997.
Other Current Affiliations: In addition to Ms. Alving's public company board membership, she is a member of the Defense Science Board, Council on Foreign Relations and Princeton University Board of Trustees.
Previous Directorships: Ms. Alving was a director of Howmet Aerospace (formerly named Arconic Inc.) from November 2016 until the 2017 Annual Meeting of Shareholders. She was a director of Pall Corporation (since acquired by Danaher Corporation) from 2010 until 2015.
Attributes and Skills: Ms. Alving is a technology leader whose career spans business, government and academia. She has been the Chief Technology Officer of one of the largest U.S. defense contractors; has led a major element of the military’s research and development enterprise; and has been a tenured faculty member carrying out original research at a major university. Ms. Alving brings to the Board extensive technology and innovation experience across multiple sectors that will help the Company innovate and grow.