Karen Dahut has served as a member of Tech Data’s Board of Directors since June 2017. Dahut serves as an executive vice president at Booz Allen Hamilton, where she leads the firm’s Global Defense Group (GDG) and is a member of the Executive Management committee. As the lead for the GDG, Dahut directs the strategy and delivery of the firm’s strategic, technology, cyber, and analytics solutions to both commercial clients and leading federal civilian agencies. From 2012 to 2016, she served as Booz Allen Hamilton’s chief innovation officer, leading the establishment of the firm’s Strategic Innovation Group (SIG) in 2013 to develop and deliver solutions to clients’ toughest challenges, while adding new capabilities in cyber, data science, and digital microservices to the firm’s portfolio. Since joining the firm in 2002, Dahut has also led Booz Allen Hamilton’s Analytics and Data Science business and served as the market leader for the firm’s U.S. Navy business, involving staff and engagements in 25 locations worldwide. Prior to joining Booz Allen Hamilton, Dahut was an officer in the U.S. Navy and served as the comptroller for the Navy’s premier biomedical research institute. A widely-recognized public speaker and author, Dahut serves as a board member of the Northern Virginia Technology Council. She holds a B.S in Finance from Mount St. Mary’s University and an M.S. from the Viterbi School of Engineering at the University of Southern California.