RESTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Science Applications International Corp. (NYSE: SAIC) announced today that Chief Operating Officer Nazzic Keene was named COO of the Year by The Washington Business Journal during the 2018 CEO of the Year and C-Suite Awards. Keene is one of three COO of the Year honorees.
“I am honored to have been named COO of the Year by The Washington Business Journal and to be among so many outstanding honorees this year,” said Keene. “My career and time with SAIC have been rewarding and I am grateful to my colleagues and mentors who have helped me to build great teams, develop new leaders, and provide rewarding career opportunities for talented people. This is an exciting time for SAIC as we continue to grow and advance as a company, and I am proud to help lead us through the next chapter in our evolution.”
The Washington Business Journal recognizes the most admirable CEO and C-level executives in the region each year. The 2018 CEO of the Year & C-Suite Awards honors the region's top chief executive officer, chief financial officers, chief information officers, chief operating officers, chief marketing officers, nonprofit executive directors and managing partners who have demonstrated vital leadership and business savvy to guide their businesses to success.
Keene joined SAIC in 2012, and was a key architect of the company’s 2013 split from its former parent company. Following the separation, Keene was sector president of Global Markets & Missions, where she was responsible for customer relationships, leading SAIC’s selling strategies, expanding its business development pipeline, and overseeing program execution for the company’s then $4 billion portfolio.
In 2017, Keene assumed the role of COO and played an integral part in designing and executing SAIC’s long-term strategy, Ingenuity 2025, growing the company to $4.5 billion. Ingenuity 2025 has positioned SAIC well to capitalize on its diverse capabilities and strong understanding of customers' missions, work across traditional organizational boundaries to produce repeatable solutions.
“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 SAIC CEO Tony Moraco. “As a business leader, she has helped our company to 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.”
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