Government consultancy LMI has added retired Navy Vice Adm. Raquel “Rocky” Bono, former director of the Defense Health Agency, and Constantine “Costa” Saab, former chief strategy officer of the CIA, to its board of directors.
LMI Chairman Ken Krieg said the duo’s collective government service, domain expertise and management acumen will inform the company’s strategic planning.
Bono, the first female Navy medical officer to achieve three-star rank, retired after four decades in military medicine and health care administration.
As the head of DHA from 2015 to 2019, she led a joint agency with significant responsibilities for the delivery of integrated, affordable and high-quality health services to uniformed, reserve and retired military personnel and their families.
Bono also helped drive synergy of clinical and business processes across the $50 billion Military Health System. In March, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee appointed her to head the state’s health system response to COVID-19.
Costa is a managing director at Valor Equity Partners, a private equity firm investing in high-growth, technology-enabled, disruptive companies.
In 18 years at the CIA, his senior executive roles included chief strategy officer, corporate board member and acting assistant director. A graduate of the Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program, he holds a master’s degree in systems engineering from Virginia Tech and a bachelor’s in electrical engineering from the University of Virginia.
Costa is a nonresident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council.