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Paul Engola Named Leidos National Security Space EVP in Series of Exec Moves; Roger Krone Quoted

Paul Engola, chief human resources officer of Leidos (NYSE: LDOS), has been named executive vice president for national security space in a string of leadership changes that will take effect Monday, July 5.

Leidos said Thursday the executive moves are part of the company’s efforts to optimize processes and advance talent development.

Engola will cooperate with all business groups as he leads a strategic initiative for the national security space market in his new role. Before Leidos, he held various roles at Lockheed Martin’s (NYSE: LMT) space systems business.

Vicki Schmanske, EVP, Corporate Operations

Vicki Schmanske, president of intelligence group, will transition to the newly created role of EVP for corporate operations responsible for the execution of strategic functional efforts, performance excellence and strategic partnerships, security operations, corporate real estate and facilities, corporate strategy and marketing and communications.

Schmanske previously served as chief administration officer and chief operations officer for Leidos’ health group. She also held leadership positions at Lockheed.

Roy Stevens, EVP and chief of business development and strategy, will succeed Schmanske as intelligence group president. Prior to Leidos, he held executive roles in business development and program execution during his two-decade career at Lockheed.

Roy Sevens, President, Intelligence Group

“These leaders have demonstrated their commitment to the Leidos team and expertise in multiple fields,” said Roger Krone, chairman and CEO of Leidos and a 2021 Wash100 Award winner. “As we continue to grow as an enterprise, we must adjust to the changes we will see in our addressable markets. Our ability to remain flexible and agile in addressing customer needs is vital to our success.” 

Jim Cantor, head of performance excellence and strategic partnerships, announced plans to retire this year and will be a consulting employee during the transition period.

George Reiter, senior VP for Leidos’ human resources centers of excellence, and Bill Bender, SVP and strategic account executive, will perform the duties of CHRO and chief of business development, respectively, until the company finds permanent replacements.

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