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May 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - CGI Group Inc. (NYSE: GIB) (TSX: GIB.A), a leading provider of information technology and business process services, today announced that Dr.
James Peake, CGI Senior Vice-President and CGI Federal Board Member, was honored with the American Hero Award from the Pentagon Federal Credit Union Foundation (PenFed) during the organization's Night of Heroes Gala yesterday.
Now in its seventh year, the Night of Heroes Gala recognizes wounded military heroes and those within the medical community who provide the continuum of care from the battlefield to the home front.
"Jim is a special American and one of our nation's finest public servants," said
Kate Kohler, Chief Operating Officer at PenFed. "He represents the unique personification of the continuum of care, from serving in
Vietnam with valor as a Soldier, to serving in the military as a surgeon and in government as an advocate for veterans."
"We congratulate Jim on this well-deserved honor," said
Donna Morea, President, CGI, U.S.,
Asia. "At CGI, our clients and members now benefit from his commitment to service, extraordinary insight and leadership. He sets an inspiring example for us all."
Dr. Peake is a graduate of the
U.S. Military Academy at West Point and served in the U.S. Army for 38 years, including service as a general surgeon, cardiac surgeon, and commander of several organizations, culminating in his appointment as U.S. Army Surgeon General. Prior to joining CGI, Dr. Peake served as the Secretary of Veterans Affairs where he was the principal advocate for veterans in the U.S., responsible for a nationwide system of health care services, benefits programs, and national cemeteries for America's veterans and dependents. Currently, Dr. Peake leads strategy for CGI's cross-industry U.S. health business.
About CGI Health IT Solutions CGI delivers health IT services to clients across the healthcare spectrum—federal, state/provincial and commercial clients. CGI's services and solutions impact 1,000+ healthcare organizations, one million providers and suppliers, 200,000+ hospital users, 45+ million beneficiaries, and 6,000 health insurers. As a trusted health IT services partner, CGI works with clients to deliver mission-critical healthcare solutions that reduce operating costs, advance the quality of care, and promote public health. Website:
About The PenFed Foundation: The Pentagon Federal Credit Union Foundation (PenFed Foundation) is a national charity working to meet the unmet needs of military personnel and their families in the areas of financial literacy, housing and support for the wounded.
SOURCE CGI GROUP INC.