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Citadel News Service
3 Oct 2013

Global Technology executive to give Greater Issues address

Stuart (Stu) Shea, president and chief operating officer of Leidos, will give a Greater Issues address at The Citadel at 11:15 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 10, at McAlister Field House. Leidos is a FORTUNE 500® company leveraging deep domain knowledge in national security, engineering, and health. Leidos is associated with SAIC, where Shea served as chief operating officer until very recently.

Stu Shea, president and chief operating officer of Leidos

Shea will speak to The Citadel Corps of Cadets about his leadership strategies at Leidos and at SAIC, where he was responsible for 41,000 employees and $11 billion in business. Before joining SAIC in 2005, Shea was vice president of the Space and Intelligence at Northrop Grumman/TASC.

Shea is also chief executive officer and chairman for the United Stated Geospatial Intelligence Foundation which founded the GEOINT Symposium ( He is chairman for CloudShield Technologies and SET Corporation and a fellow of the American Congress on Surveying and Mapping. He is a member of the University of Kansas' College of Liberal Arts & Sciences' Advisory Board and a member of the Advisory Board of the Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA). Additionally, Shea is an internationally recognized author.

Shea received his bachelor’s degree in geological sciences from the State University of New York at Albany, and a master’s degree in geography from the University of Kansas. He is also a graduate of programs from the Darden School of the University of Virginia, Harvard Business School, The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and George Washington University’s School of Business and Public Management. He has additional management and technical courses with George Mason University, and SUNY College of Technology.

This event is open to the community. Parking is available on public streets near The Citadel campus.

The Greater Issues Series was founded in 1954 to engage cadets’ interest and knowledge in important topics of the day. Since it was established, the series has brought presidents, heads of state, scholars, diplomats, journalists and distinguished business and military leaders to Charleston and The Citadel. The Greater Issues Series is made possible by a grant from The Mills B. Lane Memorial Foundation.

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