Nazzic Keene, chief operating officer of Science Applications International Corp. and a 2019 Wash100 winner, has been elected by the board of directors to serve as the company’s CEO. She will succeed Tony Moraco, who will retire on July 31 after a 13-year career with SAIC, the company said Monday.
Keene “has an exceptional track-record leading the company’s operations, building great teams, and growing business, most recently as the lead architect of the highly-successful Engility merger and integration,” Moraco said. Moraco, who has been CEO since 2013 and fellow 2019 Wash100 winner, added that Keene will advance SAIC’s mission-focused Ingenuity 2025 strategy and deliver value to clients, shareholders and employees.
Keene brings to her role more than 30 years of experience in information systems and technology services sectors. She joined SAIC in 2012 and previously served as president of the firm’s global markets and mission sector and senior vice president for corporate strategy and planning. Prior to SAIC, Keene worked at CGI as SVP and general manager for U.S. enterprise markets.