gary stockmanGary Stockman, who was global CEO and senior partner at Porter Novelli until 2012, has landed at $13B IT outsourcing services provider CSC as chief marketing and communications officer.

Stockman surprised many in the industry in 2012 when he left PN after four years at the helm and 12 years at the Omnicom firm. He has been running his own shop in the interim. He was previously with PN acquisition Copithorne & Bellows and started out in journalism. 

Falls Church, Va.-based CSC, the former Computer Services Corp., is a major government contractor with substantial private sector business as well and counts 79,000 employees.

CSC CEO Mike Lawrie said Stockman's skills will be beneficial as the company combines its global marketing teams and "fully align[s] our brand, messaging and marketing engagement strategy."