Nazzic S. Keene is chief executive officer of SAIC (NYSE: SAIC), headquartered in Reston, Virginia. With annual revenues of $6.5 billion and 23,000 employees, SAIC provides system integration, engineering, and IT solutions to defense, intelligence, and civilian agencies.
Keene became CEO and was elected to SAIC’s Board of Directors in August 2019. She joined SAIC in 2012 and has previously held several increasingly responsible executive positions with the company, including chief operating officer, president of the company’s Global Markets & Missions sector, and senior vice president for Corporate Strategy.
As COO, a position she held starting in 2017, Keene was responsible for overseeing daily operations of the corporation, including its long-term strategy for sustained profitable growth.
Keene has three decades of experience in the information systems and technology services industries, with more than 20 years in executive management. Prior to joining SAIC, Keene was the senior vice president and general manager for U.S. Enterprise Markets at CGI, and led that company’s U.S. expansion. This included all aspects from strategy development and execution to operational excellence and leadership development.
Keene began her career in the communications and IT industry after completing her bachelor’s degree at the University of Arizona.
She is the recipient of the Washington Business Journal’s 2018 COO of the Year Award, as well as the Washington Business Journal‘s Women Who Mean Business Award. Keene has served on the boards of Wolf Trap, Capital Partners for Education, Year-Up National Capital Region and the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS). She was also an executive committee member of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, National Capital Region.