Roger Krone, chairman and CEO of Leidos, will present awards to eight of the company’s employees at the 31st annual Black Engineer of the Year Awards science, technology, engineering and math conference in Washington D.C.
Leidos said Tuesday the BEYA STEM conference offers an opportunity for professionals and students to train and establish a network with top engineering employers in the country.
Krone said the recipients were selected for their respective diligence, drive, innovation, mentorship and other attributes that contributed to society and to the company.
Justin Cox, Kevin Mutisya, Raymond Okeke, Derrick Pledger, Eryca Roberts and Beverly Thompson will each receive the Modern-Day Technology Leader award that identifies people who contribute to the development of technology as well as research in science for the government or private industry.
Leidos’ Danielle Grant and Ed Benjamin will also receive the Dr. John Brooks Slaughter Legacy Award given to people who have achieved excellence, prestige, visibility and distinction in the eyes of the BEYA STEM organization.