CGI Federal quietly replaces leader

After two years on the job, Donna Ryan has stepped down as president of CGI Federal.

A company spokeswoman said Ryan's departure was a planned retirement.

The company has made no official announcement of the change, but Ryan has been replaced by retired Army Lt. Gen. James Peake.

Ryan took over the position of president of CGI Federal in October 2011 after George Schindler became president of U.S. and Canada operations.

Peake joined CGI in 2010. During the George W. Bush administration, he served as secretary of Veterans Affairs. His military service included a four-year stint as the Army’s surgeon general.

Before becoming president of CGI Federal, he was a senior vice president with the company.

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Reader Comments

Sun, Jan 4, 2015 Pam South Carolina

I know that this post is old, but I am curious if Donna Ryan was the cause of so many of CGI employees being out of work due to CGI taking over many of Stanley & Associates projects and employees. I have 3 sons and several of their long time friends that were employed and then canned because projects ran out and they couldnt gain new contracts. I believe CGI did not make any effort to keep their employees working and soon after CGI took over it went down hill.Now did Stanley & Associates know this was going to end? And was this Stanley's way of saving face? Why did they sell to CGI? I know Donna Ryan knows what really happened and I can bet she won't tell. And another thing who plans to retire after only 2 years as president with a large company? Rspecially when its a woman who lands the job? As for the writer of this story,I would want to know how one would go about planning a retirement after only two years, even the President of the US States stays for at least 4 years! But, that is not how it works in the corporate world. You must know that prior to the CGI failure in our town There were a lot of people under an eminced amount of stress before the bottom fell out. Also my sons were working on different projects, so that is three projects right there that fell apart. I am not sure why Stanley passed it over to CGI but it was not a good move for a lot of people. Fortunately, all three of my sons are working now, but one is working for a major company but through a temp employment agency which does not give benefits. In fact, it is common these days for major companies to hire employment agencies which I guess saves them money and does not hold them liable. In my opinion major companies & corporations are a lot like country clubs. Few get in and you usually have to know someone to join. We do not live in a equal opportunity for employment time. And there is no real freedom of speech. OK, Maybe I got a little off topic but if you agree with me and want to hear more truths, give me a shout. BTW, I am looking for writing opportunities that will pay. That's another area that needs reform. But we can get to that later! Thanks Y'all!

Mon, Feb 3, 2014

Hmmm. Why haven't we seen HHS, CMS, etc. quietly or noisily replacing managers? Showing that the concept of accountability in the Government exists is the first step in showing that Government can work.

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