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MBDA Inc. announced on Nov. 20 that Nancy DiCarlo has joined the company as vice president of strategic business development.
She recently left the U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA), where she served as the director of international affairs. She was a key U.S. government senior executive with pivotal personal engagement in a wide array of negotiations and transactions in Europe, the Middle East and Asia. In addition, DiCarlo interacted with an array of leading U.S. and international defense companies.
John Pranzatelli, MBDA Inc. president and chief executive officer, said, “Nancy brings a great strong reputation built over many years with the Department of Defense. She’s known as a skilled negotiator who built and sustained long-term relationships, and she is a strong strategic thinker. We’re delighted to have her aboard.”
DiCarlo has more than 30 years of leadership experience in the Department of Defense, in the areas of international affairs, strategic planning and acquisition program management. She served 10 years as a member of the Department of Defense Senior Executive Service, most recently as the director of international affairs in the United States MDA.
In this capacity, she was responsible for all of the MDA’s international activities, relationships, plans and programs, as well as the organization’s principal interlocutor with the Office of the Secretary of Defense for Policy and the U.S. Government Interagency.
DiCarlo also served as the chair of NATO Ballistic Missile Defense Committee and the NATO Missile Defense Project Group, leading 28 NATO nations in the oversight and management of NATO’s Ballistic Missile Defense Program. She also served as a member of the Department of Defense Acquisition Professional Community.
DiCarlo holds a bachelor of arts in management from the University of Notre Dame in Maryland, and a master of sceince in national resource strategies from the National Defense University, Industrial College of the Armed Forces.
For her contribution to National Security, she was awarded the Presidential Rank Award, Meritorious in 2010.