Retired U.S. Navy Vice Adm. Carol Pottenger has joined Serco Inc.‘s board of directors, the company announced.
Pottenger has had a distinguished 36-year career with the Navy, and was one of the the first women selected for sea duty. Her “extensive knowledge of the U.S. Navy and established record of providing strategic direction will be valuable for Serco as we grow our defense market sector,” said Dave Dacquino, Serco CEO and chairman. “Additionally, her expertise in business management, human capital development, and financial acumen will be utilized across Serco.”
Pottenger is principal and owner of CMP Global LLC and provides consulting services in business development, process improvement, corporate governance, strategic planning, and cyber and information systems.
In the Navy, she held several leadership roles, including division officer, department head, executive officer and commanding officer on repair and combat support ships. She was the first female admiral to command an expeditionary strike group, in addition to overseeing a logistics force of 30 ships and the Navy’s $3 billion Expeditionary Forces of 40,000 sailors.
Her final assignment was with NATO, as the senior U.S. flag officer responsible for military transformation and high-visibility security issues such as counterterrorism and cyber.
Pottenger also serves on various defense, advisory and nonprofit boards including PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP board of partners and principals.