Mac Curtis, president and CEO of Perspecta as well as a six-time Wash100 Award recipient, has been appointed chairman of the company’s board of directors effective Aug. 5, Perspecta announced on Wednesday. He will succeed Mike Lawrie, Perspecta’s chairman since the company’s launch in 2018, who announced on Wednesday that he would be retiring from the board effective on Aug. 5th.
“Mac has led Perspecta for two very successful years, executing a seamless integration of the legacy companies, enhancing Perspecta’s innovative solutions and services and developing a talented workforce,” said Lawrie. “Mac’s deep industry knowledge, executive management skills and strategic and tactical capabilities make him ideally suited to lead Perspecta’s continued growth as chairman.”
Curtis has served as president and CEO of Perspecta since its launch. In this role, he leads more than 14,000 employees who help customers in the defense, intelligence, civilian, health care and state and local markets.
With more than 25 years of senior leadership experience in the government contracting industry, Curtis is a hands-on leader who sets the highest standards of performance and ethics for himself and his management team, Curtis is best known for his strategic planning, business development and management skills.
“On behalf of Perspecta and the board, I want to thank Mike Lawrie for his leadership and guidance over the past two years,” said Curtis. “Mike’s experience and perspective helped accelerate Perspecta’s integration and growth as a leading U.S. government services provider.
“I look forward to working with the board as we continue to effectively execute our strategy and grow the business while driving value for employees, customers and shareholders,” Curtis added.
Separately, the company issued a statement on the government’s move to take another corrective action on the $7.6 billion Defense Enterprise Office Solutions contract.
“Perspecta is appreciative of the decision made by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) with regard to our protest of the DEOS solicitation and we look forward to cooperating with the General Services Administration (GSA) in the next steps of the competitive process,” a spokesperson for the company said in a statement.