Roger A. Krone is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Leidos. With approximately $10 billion in annual revenue and 32,000 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 nearly 40 years.
For Krone, the future of Leidos is one with a laser focus on its customers, shareholders, and employees. Under his strategic vision, the organization remains committed to investing in critical internal research and development efforts. He is the driving force behind the company's culture of innovation, the environment shaped to inspire employees to create innovative technology solutions that respond to client’s challenges today and tomorrow.
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. His organization provided integrated technologies to government and commercial customers. 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 also previously served as chairman of the board of directors of the United Launch Alliance, a 50-50 joint venture between Boeing and Lockheed Martin that helps carry weather, telecommunications, and national security satellites to space and employs more rocket scientists than any other company in the world.
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 is a member of the Georgia Tech Foundation Board of Trustees, and a member of the board of WETA Public Television and Radio in Washington, D.C. He is a long-time supporter of the Urban League, and currently serves on the board of the Greater Washington chapter. He is also a member of the Executive Council of the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) and a member of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) Foundation’s Board of Visitors.