Stu Shea

Trustee since 2015

Mr. Shea is currently President, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer of Peraton, a next generation national security company. Stu is the former President and Chief Operating Officer of Leidos and a principal architect in the creation of Leidos while serving as COO of SAIC.

Stu Shea - Trustee since 2015

Mr. Shea also led SAIC’s support to the national security community as President, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance and previously served as the Vice President and Executive Director of Space & Intelligence at Northrop Grumman TASC and Technical Director of PAR Government Systems Corporation. He also served as an Imagery Analyst & Remote Sensing Specialist with the Kansas Applied Remote Sensing Program of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) Space Technology Center.

Stu is the founder of the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) and the highly acclaimed GEOINT Symposium. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the National Intelligence University Foundation. Shea has served on several government, industry, and academic advisory boards including as Chairman of the Senior Advisory Group (SAG) for two Directors of National Intelligence, the Honorable VADM Joseph Maguire, and the Honorable Daniel Coats, and as a SAG member supporting the Honorable Lt Gen James Clapper. Shea also served as a member of the 2003 National Commission for the Review of the Research & Development Programs of the U.S. Intelligence Community. He has served as a Board member of the Shakespeare Theatre Company, Intelligence and National Security Alliance, and the National Academy of Sciences Marine Board. His academic advisory roles included the University of Kansas College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, George Mason University’s College of Science, and the University of Virginia’s Department of Systems and Information Engineering.

Stu is a recipient of numerous awards, including the Intelligence Community Seal Medallion, NGA GEOINT Hall of Fame, the USGIF Lundahl-Finnie Lifetime Achievement Award, Washington Business Journal’s Outstanding Director, Executive Mosaic’s Wash100, NVTC Tech100, Federal Computer Week’s Fed100, Virginia 500, and 50 Most Influential Virginians. Shea was named a Fellow, American Congress on Surveying and Mapping in 1983. He is an internationally recognized author and has served on major international refereed journal editorial boards.

Stu earned a Master of Arts from the University of Kansas, a Bachelor of Science from SUNY Albany, and an Honorary Doctorate from George Mason University. He also received executive education at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business, Harvard Business School, The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and The George Washington University School of Business.