He succeeds Steve Kelly, who retired Jan. 2 after a 25-year career at the Columbus, Ohio-based nonprofit research and development company, Battelle said Tuesday.
“Matt brings a unique blend of skills and industry experience to Battelle, including expertise in national security, life sciences, and public health,” said Lou Von Thaer, Battelle president and CEO.
Vaughan’s career at Leidos included time as SVP of surveillance and reconnaissance and integrated systems groups.
He also worked at BAE Systems for 13 years and held positions in program management and government affairs.
He previously served as a legislative director for former Rep. Charles Bass (R-New Hampshire) and currently sits on the board of the American Red Cross’ National Capital Region chapter.