Booz Allen names Mara Motherway head of government relations

Booz Allen Hamilton of McLean, VA announced on July 14 the appointment of Mara Motherway as head of government relations for the firm, effective June 1. In this role, Motherway is responsible for strengthening the firm’s relationships across the federal government and delivering substantive expertise on public policy issues.  Most recently, she served as the firm’s business development executive for its military intelligence business. Prior to Booz Allen, she was a business development and strategy executive at BAE Systems.

A retired U.S. Naval officer and a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, Motherway brings nearly 25 years of government and private sector experience to this role. While in government, her diverse career included deploying to the Middle East in support of Marine Corps combat operations, leading the Pentagon Division of the Joint Intelligence Task Force for Counter Terrorism, providing acquisition oversight of the Department of Defense Satellite Communications portfolio, managing legislative affairs for the Defense Intelligence Agency, and serving as the strategic advisor to the Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency. As a business development and strategy executive, she ensured her deep mission understanding enabled business leaders to see and translate market opportunities and drive growth.

“Today’s fast-paced environment requires us to evolve to meet the needs of our clients,” said Nancy Laben, Booz Allen’s chief legal officer and executive vice president. “We are more closely coordinating across media relations, congressional relations, corporate social responsibility and marketing and communications. We place great importance on a cohesive external relations strategy that speaks with one voice. With Mara’s sophisticated level of government and business development expertise, she will help us to provide even greater support for clients and drive growth through strong foundational relationships across government, think tanks and academia.”

Motherway has a master’s in public administration from Harvard University and a MS in national resource strategy from National Defense University.

Source: Booz Allen