Nazzic S. Keene is chief executive officer of SAIC. With annual revenues of $6.9 billion and approximately 24,000 employees, SAIC provides engineering, digital, artificial intelligence and mission solutions across the defense, space, civilian and intelligence markets.
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 the 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 was recently recognized for the sixth consecutive year as an Executive Mosaic Wash100 Award winner and is a past recipient of the WashingtonExec 2021 Chief Officer Award and Federal Computer Week’s 2021 Federal 100 Award.
Keene currently serves as a member of ADP’s board of directors, the Inova Health System Board of Trustees and as a member of the board of directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond.
Keene is an active supporter of several non-profit organizations including the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and Feeding America.