Parker takes Deltek's top spot

Software maker Deltek Systems Inc. has elected company president and CEO Kevin Parker to serve as chairman. He replaces Ken deLaski, Deltek's former chairman, who retired April 26.

DeLaski?who cofounded Deltek with his father, Donald, in 1983?also served as the company's president and CEO from 1996 to 2005.

Previously, Parker had been chief financial officer and co-president of PeopleSoft Inc. before it was acquired by Oracle Corp. At PeopleSoft, he oversaw the company's internal operations and worldwide finance and accounting functions.

The company also announced new additions to its board of directors. Alok Singh, managing director at private equity firm New Mountain Capital LLC, was elected lead director of the board, while Kathleen deLaski, Ken deLaski's sister and president of the Sallie Mae Fund, was elected as a director.

Joseph Kampf, CEO of Anteon International Corp. of Fairfax, Va., also was made a board director.

Deltek of Herndon, Va., is a privately held company that designs project management software for government contractors and other industries.

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