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Jim Garrettson, CEO of Executive Mosaic, Presents Lou Von Thaer, President and CEO of Battelle, His Fourth Wash100 Award

Lou Von Thaer (L) and Jim Garrettson (R)

Jim Garrettson, founder and CEO of Executive Mosaic, presented Lou Von Thaer, president and chief executive officer of Battelle, with his fourth Wash100 Award on Tuesday.

Executive Mosaic recognizes Von Thaer for leading efforts to advance biosecurity and other emerging technologies for Battelle. We are pleased to present the most coveted award in government contracting to Lou Von Thaer.  

Von Thaer joined Battelle as the president and CEO in August. 2017. Previously, he served DynCorp International as CEO between July 2015 and July 2017. He was responsible for the $2 billion budget, managing 12,000 employees and supporting growth across several federal market sectors. He also served as the president of the National Security Sector of Leidos for two years and held various leadership positions with General Dynamics between 1998 and 2013.

In addition, Von Thaer serves as board chair of the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. He is the co-chair for UT-Battelle and is a member of the Defense Science Board, the National Defense Industrial Association, the Nationwide Children’s Hospital and TAPS (Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors). He is also a trustee of the Kansas State University Foundation and a member of the Ohio Business Roundtable and Columbus Partnership’s Executive Committee.

Von Thaer earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Kansas State University and a master’s degree in electrical engineering from Rutgers University.

About Wash100 Award

The Wash100 award, now in its sixth year, recognizes the most influential executives in the GovCon industry as selected by the Executive Mosaic team in tandem with online nominations from the GovCon community. Representing the best of the private and public sector, the winners demonstrate superior leadership, innovation, reliability, achievement and vision.

Visit the Wash100 site to learn about the other 99 winners of the 2019 Wash100 Award. On the site, you can submit your 10 votes for the GovCon executives of consequence that you believe will have the most significant impact in 2019. 

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