(Reston, Va.) January 3, 2018 – Leidos (NYSE: LDOS), a FORTUNE 500® science, information technology, and engineering leader, today announced 12 employees will be recognized at the 32nd Annual Black Engineer of the Year Awards (BEYA) science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) Conference in Washington, D.C. on Feb. 8-10. The conference enables students, educators, and a wide variety of STEM professionals to connect and share their experiences and information.
Roger Krone, Leidos Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, will attend and present 10 Leidos employees with the Modern Day Technology Leader award. This recognition identifies young men and women developing cutting-edge technology or conducting vital research in science for the government or private industry. Leidos employees receiving this honor include Selassie Ametewee, Korē Beverly, Annitta Haywood, Adrian Montgomery, Letrice Morgan, Theresa Nix, Robin Peshak, Quincy Stokes, Thomas Walker III, and Lorenzo Wiggins.
Additionally, Roy Jones Jr. will receive the Lester L. Lyles Legacy Award for his volunteer work with a D.C. youth robotics team and his efforts to mentor STEM students. During the BEYA awards gala on Dec. 10, Karoom Brown was awarded the Technical Sales and Marketing award for his leadership in securing a $6.8 billion contract with the Veterans Benefits Administration to continue providing medical disability exams for veterans worldwide.
"Leidos employees have a track record of excellence and our 2017 BEYA award recipients represent the values that make our company successful,” said Roger Krone, Leidos Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “These award winners are skilled problem solvers and they help inspire the future generations of science and technology innovators that our country needs.”
Leidos is a Fortune 500® science and technology solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 32,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $7.04 billion for the fiscal year ended December 30, 2016. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com.
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