Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Roger A. Krone is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Leidos. With approximately $12 billion in annual revenue and 39,000 employees worldwide, Leidos is a recognized global leader in solving important problems in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. Before being named CEO in July 2014, Krone held leadership roles at some of the most prominent organizations in aerospace for over 40 years.
For Krone, the future of Leidos is one with a focus on its customers, employees, and shareholders. In 2016, Krone engineered Leidos’ return to growth through major program wins, and mergers and acquisition activity. This included the acquisition of Lockheed Martin’s Information Systems & Global Solutions business, among others. Under his strategic vision, the organization remains committed to fostering a culture of innovation and investing in critical internal research and development efforts. The company continues to grow through major program wins like the U.S. Navy’s Next Generation Enterprise Network contract and strategic acquisitions like Dynetics. Leidos is a values-based company rooted in mission making a difference for our customers every day.
Before joining Leidos, Krone served as president of Network and Space Systems for The Boeing Company, where he provided calculated direction for approximately 15,000 employees in 35 states and 12 countries. He joined McDonnell Douglas in 1992 serving as director of financial planning, vice president and treasurer after a 14-year career at General Dynamics, where he held positions in program management, engineering, and finance.
Krone earned a bachelor's degree in aerospace engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, a master's degree in aerospace engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington, and a Master of Business Administration from the Harvard Graduate School of Business. A Six Sigma Green Belt, Krone is both a licensed commercial pilot and a certified public accountant. He is also a Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society in the United Kingdom.
Krone was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in February of 2021. He is a member of Lear Corporation’s Board of Directors, the Georgia Tech Foundation Board of Trustees, WETA Public Television and Radio in Washington board, the Greater Washington Urban League chapter board, the Business Roundtable, and the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) Foundation’s Board of Advisors. He serves as the chair of the Professional Services Council (PSC), and is a member of the Executive Committee of the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA).