Steve Mahon is executive vice president and general counsel for SAIC. As the company’s senior legal adviser, Mahon has leadership and oversight responsibility for the legal, contracts, procurement, corporate secretary, and risk management activities of the company.
Mahon’s experience encompasses a broad spectrum of legal disciplines, including government contracting compliance, military justice, and corporate. Prior to joining SAIC in November 2015, Mahon was senior vice president, general counsel, chief compliance officer and corporate secretary for MTS Systems Corp., a testing, hardware, software, and services company.
Previously, Mahon was vice president and assistant general counsel for Alliant Techsystems Inc. (ATK), where he also was chief legal officer and contracts vice president for ATK Aerospace Systems, a division of ATK.
Mahon is a retired colonel and served in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General's Corps from 1986 to 2012, where he practiced law in a variety of roles on active duty and in the U.S. Army Reserve. An Omaha, Nebraska, native, Mahon joined the U.S. Army as an infantry officer and transferred to the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps. His final assignment was as the judge advocate (IMA) for U.S. Army Europe and V Corps.
Mahon earned his Juris Doctor from William Mitchell College of Law; master’s degrees in international relations and strategic studies from Creighton University and the U.S. Army War College, respectively; and a bachelor’s degree in psychology and philosophy from Creighton University.
Mahon is a former board member of the Minnesota Opera, Creighton University College of Arts & Sciences Advisory, the Minneapolis-St. Paul Salvation Army, the Park Square Theatre, the Citadel Advisory, and the St. Paul Area United Way.
He serves as a board member for Operation Homefront, a national nonprofit organization that provides emergency assistance to military families.