The MITRE Corp. has appointed Julie Gravallese, who previously worked as MITRE’s chief human resources officer, to a new role as vice president of programs and technology integration.
In her new position, Gravallese will lead strategies and operations for the company’s technical workforce and programs, including MITRE sites and laboratories.
“I feel strongly that Julie is the perfect fit for this critical role in advancing innovation in our programs and technologies,” said MITRE President and CEO Jason Providakes. “Her deep knowledge and experience of MITRE’s business and sponsors, her relationships, and her leadership will ensure success in our mission to create solutions for a safer world.”
Gravellese’s recent experience as chief human resources officer will enable her to focus on fostering a developmental culture through employee engagement and learning systems, MITRE said.
Gravallese reshaped MITRE’s HR organization and strategic priorities during her 3-year tenure as chief human resources officer, and was instrumental in the transition of a new MITRE CEO and an executive leadership team that included several new officers, according to the research nonprofit.
Gravallese has served in director-level positions at MITRE since 1996 and her tenure has been characterized by innovative leadership, highly effective communications skills, building partnerships, strategic analysis and critical thinking, according to MITRE. She previously led a team of engineers and computer scientists supporting MITRE’s intelligence community portfolios, and served as director of MITRE’s IT Technology Center.
MITRE recently announced the addition of Lori Scherer as new vice president of the intelligence portfolios within the National Security Engineering Center, and named Samuel Visner as the new head of the National Cybersecurity Federally Funded Research and Development Center.
Gravallese was a 2016 recipient of the first annual ExecutiveBiz Top Human Resources Executive Award for her outstanding leadership, vision, innovation and achievement within the government contracting world. She is an active member of the Intelligence and National Security Alliance, the National Defense Industrial Association and the Society of Women Engineers.