Altman named to lead IBM Global Public Sector

She will lead IBM’s technology sales for government and education, among other sectors

Anne Altman has been named general manager of IBM Corp.’s Global Public Sector, effective August 1.

Altman has been tapped to lead IBM’s global solutions and technology sales for government, education, health care, life sciences and pharmaceutical industries, according to IBM spokeswoman Lia P. Davis.

Altman was managing director of IBM’s System z mainframe group for the past two years, a time of transformation and renewed focus on the importance of IBM’s high-end systems, Davis said.

Altman will work closely with the company’s Public Sector leadership team, including IBM Federal Managing Director Todd Ramsey, IBM’s Global Business Services for the Public Sector Managing Partner Chuck Prow, Global Government and Education General Manager Gerry Mooney, and IBM Healthcare General Manager Dan Pelino.

“I’m thrilled to return to the public-sector market during a very unique period, as large government recovery and stimulus programs are under way here in the U.S. and abroad,” Altman said in a statement.

“I see an opportunity for IBM to continue, as well as broaden, its work with governments and private-sector organizations around the world – at the federal and state and local level, as well as health care and education markets – to modernize national infrastructures and improve the delivery of important services citizens and governments rely on every day,” she added.

Bob Guerra, principal at Guerra Kiviat Inc. government consultants, said Altman is a perfect fit for the position.

She has always been an innovative thought leader and an active participant in the area’s technology community, he said.

“She made contributions to the community outside of her business,” Guerra said. “She would be involved with a firm and getting IBM involved in helping fund and develop some of the important, more esoteric nonbusiness things.”

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David Hubler is the former print managing editor for GCN and senior editor for Washington Technology. He is freelance writer living in Annandale, Va.

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