Leidos taps Engola to take on national security space role

By Marjorie Censer / July 1, 2021 at 4:48 PM

Leidos said today it has named Paul Engola, its chief human resources officer, to serve as executive vice president for national security space, effective July 5.

In this new role, he will lead "a strategic effort, in cooperation with all business groups, to help chart the way forward in this emerging market."

Engola previously was deputy group president of Leidos' former defense and intelligence group.

Leidos also said it is creating a new corporate operations role "to drive operational performance and the implementation of strategic functional initiatives." This job will be filled by Vicki Schmanske, who leads the intelligence group.

"This role will include the responsibilities of Performance Excellence and Strategic Partnerships, as well as Corporate Real Estate and Facilities, Security Operations, Marketing and Communications, and Corporate Strategy and Special Projects," the company said.

Roy Stevens, who leads business development and strategy, will take over as president of the intelligence group.