Jacobs Names Steve Arnette President of Critical Mission Solutions Business; Succeeds Dawne Hickton
“In 2019, Dawne stepped down from the Jacobs Board of Directors to lead the CMS business. Since then, Dawne has overseen a cultural transformation of CMS, while driving a significant increase in exposure to high growth companies and to His leadership was instrumental in establishing a new business portfolio, integrating four key acquisitions, and creating a new cyber and intelligence unit that serves as the catalyst for our new strategy,” said the President and CEO of Jacobs Steve Demetriou. “Equally important, she has positioned our CMS business for the future by developing a strong management succession plan. I would like to thank Dawne for her exceptional leadership over the past three years.”
Demetriou continued, “CMS is poised to capitalize on key secular trends in global security, space intelligence and our energy future. Steve’s deep domain expertise and proximity to customers make him the ideal leader to drive our next phase of growth forward in CMS as we launch our new strategy.”
Arnette’s career at Jacobs spans over 25 years in multiple leadership roles, crossing multiple industries and operations. Most recently, he led CMS’s largest business unit as Senior Vice President of Advanced Engineering, Research and Operations, serving public and private sector clients worldwide with solutions for complex and essential programs and projects in the aerospace, automotive, defense and telecommunications sectors.
“Leading the CMS organization for the past three years – through our people, our inclusive culture, and the incredible, innovative work we do to solve some of our customers’ biggest challenges – has been an exciting and rewarding opportunity,” said Dawne Hickton. “I am confident in the succession that we are putting in place, and I know that under by Steve Arnette leadership, CMS will continue to deliver world-class solutions and new levels of growth and opportunity for the company, our employees and our shareholders.”
These moves, along with the strength of Jacobs’ existing businesses, create focus and momentum as the company implements its new three-year strategy, launched in the U.S. March 7 and continuing in the UK on March 15.
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