Executive Mosaic is happy to announce that Nazzic Keene, chief operating officer of SAIC, has been selected for the 2019 edition of the Wash100 — Executive Mosaic’s annual selection of the most influential voices in the government contracting arena — for leading the efforts to expand SAIC’s platform into other markets to help the company grow. This marks Keene’s second Wash100 award win.
SAIC acquired its $2.5B all-stock acquisition of Engility in January, creating the second largest independent technology integrator serving government clients.
In December, Keene was named COO of the Year by the Washington Business Journal during the 2018 CEO of the Year and C-Suite Awards, according to ExecutiveBiz. The awards recognize executives who demonstrated leadership and business savvy to guide their companies to success.
“Congratulations to Nazzic on this well-deserved award. Her leadership, counsel, and business savvy have helped to propel SAIC into the distinguished company it is today,” said fellow 2019 Wash100 winner and SAIC CEO Tony Moraco.
“As a business leader, she’s helped our company consistently grow and deliver solid earnings results year over year, even during challenging market conditions. I thank her for her leadership and commitment to growing the company, supporting our employees, and successfully executing our strategy.”
As COO, Keene has emphasized the importance of expanding SAIC’s business operations into new areas outside of Reston, Va. In March, the company selected North Pointe Commerce Park in Charleston, S.C., for its new warehouse and production facility. Keene shared her excitement to grow SAIC’s workforce and expand its platform integration operations.
In addition, SAIC received a potential $165M deal to help the Virginia Information Technologies Agency monitor and coordinate numerous IT infrastructure services providers for its executive branch agencies and plans to hire up to 75 new employees at the company’s James Center office in Richmond, Va. Keene suggested that expanding business operations into the area allows the agency to receive additional support for critical missions.
Keene joined SAIC in 2012 as the senior vice president for corporate strategy and planning. In 2017, she was appointed the COO and the president of SAIC’s global markets and missions sector. Keene has three decades of experience in technology services and information systems as well as 20 years of experience in executive management.
Executive Mosaic congratulates Nazzic Keene and SAIC for receiving this award.
About The Wash100
This year represents our sixth annual Wash100 award selection. The Wash100 is the premier group of private and public sector leaders selected by Executive Mosaic's organizational and editorial leadership as the most influential leaders in the GovCon sector. These leaders demonstrate skills in leadership, innovation, achievement, and vision.
Visit the Wash100 website, where viewers can submit 10 votes for the executives of consequence they believe will have the most significant impact in 2019.