Ten Leidos Employees to be Honored at 33rd Annual Black Engineer of the Year Awards Conference

February 07, 2019

RESTON, Va., Feb. 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Leidos (NYSE: LDOS), a FORTUNE 500® science, information technology, and engineering leader, announced that 10 employees will be recognized at the 33rd Annual Black Engineer of the Year Awards (BEYA) science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) Conference in Washington, D.C. on Feb. 7-9. The conference allows students, educators and a wide variety of STEM professionals to connect and share their experiences and information.

Leidos logo. (PRNewsFoto/Leidos)

Paul Engola, Leidos Chief Human Resources Officer, will present eight of the Leidos employees with a Modern Day Technology Leader Award during a Technology Recognition luncheon on Friday, Feb. 8. This recognition identifies exceptional professionals who are developing cutting-edge technology or doing vital research in science for the government, private industry, and local communities. Leidos employees receiving this honor include, Scott Ball, George Boone, Clayton Crosby, Merinda Elliott-James, Quana Frost, Lacresha Nelson, Tedena Wheeler, and Vonda Williams.

Engola will also present Ursel Allen with the Stephanie C. Hill LegacyAward during the HBCU Engineering Deans' Power Breakfast on Saturday, Feb. 9. Ursel is directly responsible for managing a budget of $47 million in addition to leading a team of 26 data engineers.

Roger Krone, Leidos Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, will present Gerald Gaskins with the Technical Sales and Marketing Award during the BEYA Awards Gala. Gerald manages some of the company's largest IT contracts for the federal government and has captured billions of dollars in new business.

"It's never been more important to have dynamic, talented minds focused on solving the complex challenges that we face today," said Krone. "Our BEYA award winners exemplify our culture of innovation and are leaders in science and technology, working to shape the industry for tomorrow's generation."      

To read more about this year's Leidos BEYA award winners, click here.

About Leidos
Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world's toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company's 32,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.17 billion for the fiscal year ended December 29, 2017. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com.  

Statements in this announcement, other than historical data and information, constitute forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. A number of factors could cause our actual results, performance, achievements, or industry results to be very different from the results, performance, or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Some of these factors include, but are not limited to, the risk factors set forth in the company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the period ended December 29, 2017, and other such filings that Leidos makes with the SEC from time to time. Due to such uncertainties and risks, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof.


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