APRIL 8: Samuel Gordy (F ’83)

Samuel Gordy
General Manager
IBM Federal Government Industries

DATE: Saturday, April 8
LOCATION: Local Restaurant (location given to student RSVPs)

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Sam Gordy joined IBM in January 2016 as General Manager, U.S. Federal and Government Industries. In this capacity, he leads the development and delivery of IBM’s products, services and solutions to help all U.S. federal agencies take advantage of the innovations driven by analytics, cloud, security and cognitive systems. Mr. Gordy brings to IBM 30 years of experience in key areas, including cybersecurity, analytics and enterprise information systems.

Before joining IBM, he served as Group President of the Integrated Systems Group within the National Security Sector of Leidos, which spun off from SAIC. In this role, Gordy led a $1.3 billion business with more than 3,800 employees. Markets areas encompassed Cyber-security, Command & Control, Intelligence Systems and Logistics.

From 1991 to 2013, Gordy held technical analysis, program management, and line management roles at all levels of SAIC, including Senior Vice President and Deputy General Manager for the Integrated Systems Group and Vice President and Operations Manager for the Geospatial-Intelligence Engineering and Development Operation. He supported a wide range of Intelligence Community clients and worked on intelligence issues including tactical support, combat/crisis operations, and national/strategic level requirements.

Gordy began his career as an active duty Intelligence Officer with the U.S. Navy in 1985. He was directly involved in naval operations responding to the Soviet Union, freedom of navigation involving Libya, anti-terrorist operations in the Middle East, and combat support activity for Operation Just Cause (Panama) and Operation Desert Shield/Storm (Iraq).

Gordy received a B.S. in Foreign Service from Georgetown University and an MBA from George Washington University.

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APRIL 9: Ellen Clarke (F ’09)

Ellen Clarke
Trial Attorney
Department of Justice, Antitrust Division

DATE: Sunday, April 9
LOCATION: Home (location given to RSVPs) 

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Ellen Clarke is a Trial Attorney in the Washington Criminal I Section of the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. She prosecutes criminal competition matters. Before joining the Division through the Attorney General’s Honors Program, she served as a law clerk to the Honorable Richard W. Story of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. Ms. Clarke received a J.D. degree magna cum laude from the University of Georgia School of Law in 2014 and a B.S. in Foreign Service from Georgetown University in 2009.