2021 Chief Officer Award Winner: Public Company CHRO Tammy Kness, GDIT

Tammy Kness, GDIT

Tammy Kness, vice president of human resources and communications at GDIT, has won WashingtonExec’s 2021 Chief Officer Award for Public Company Chief Human Resources Officer.

In its second year, the Chief Officer Awards luncheon was held May 27 as a virtual live-streamed program to recognize C-suite executives in both industry and government for their innovation, expertise, impact and thought leadership.

In her role, Kness is currently focused on developing, enabling and empowering GDIT’s skilled workforce, especially around technologies like cyber, artificial intelligence, cloud and enterprise IT.

She joined GDIT in 2003, and has since served in several leadership positions within the company’s federal civilian portfolio. Prior to her current role, Kness was vice president of operations, leading contracts, subcontracts, risk management, data privacy, strategic planning and execution efforts across the portfolio. She also served as vice president and general manager of GDIT’s health solutions sector.

Before GDIT, Kness held leadership and engineering positions at SYSCOM and Keane, Inc.

She has a bachelor’s degree in computer science with a concentration in economics from the University of Maryland.

See the full list of Chief Officer Award winners here. 

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