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Oct 16

ETEC Meeting: Leidos-Oak Ridge 40th Anniversary & ARPA-E

October 16, 2015 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am

The ETEC meeting on Friday, October 16th will include presentations by Leidos-Oak Ridge, 40th Anniversary, Ellen Williams, Director, ARPA-E, and brief comments from Congressman Chuck Fleischmann.

Ellen Williams_HeadshotEllen Williams
Advanced Research Projects Agency–Energy (ARPA-E)

Dr. Williams is responsible for oversight of the Agency. Prior to joining ARPA-E, she served as the Senior Advisor to the Secretary of Energy and the Chief Scientist for BP. She is currently on a leave of absence from the University of Maryland where she has served as a Distinguished University Professor in the Department of Physics and the Institute for Physical Science and Technology since 2000. Dr. Williams has served as a Professor in the Department of Physics at the University of Maryland since 1991. She founded the University of Maryland Materials Research Science and Engineering Center and served as its Director from 1996 through 2009. Dr. Williams received a B.S. in Chemistry from Michigan State University and a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the California Institute of Technology.

Speakers from Leidos are:

  • Michael Leiter, Executive Vice President of Business Development and Strategy
  • Mike Pasqua, Chief Operating Officer for the Health and Engineering Sector
  • Jonathan Scholl, President of the Health and Engineering Sector


Michael Leiter LeidosMichael Leiter serves as the Executive Vice President of Business Development and Strategy for Leidos Holdings, a Fortune 500 science and technology company specializing in national security, health, and engineering. In this position

Mike is responsible for all business development, strategy, mergers and acquisitions, government affairs, and communications. Before joining Leidos Mike oversaw government and commercial cyber operations for Palantir Technologies, a privately-held data analytics company based in Silicon Valley.

Prior to entering the private sector Mike was the Director of the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC) from 2007 until 2011, having been nominated by President George W. Bush and asked to remain by President Barack Obama. In this role Mike oversaw all U.S. counter- terrorism intelligence and government-wide counterterrorism strategic planning, and was intimately involved in the operation that resulted in the death of Osama bin Laden. Previously he helped establish and served in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and with the Robb-Silberman WMD Commission, as an Assistant United States Attorney, as a law clerk to Justice Stephen Breyer of the U.S. Supreme Court, and in the U.S. Navy flying EA-6B Prowlers in combat in both Iraq and the former Yugoslavia.

Mike continues to serve as an advisor to the NCTC and to the National Security Agency on cyber issues and commercial technologies. In addition he serves on advisory groups for the American Law Institute on information privacy, the Aspen Institute on homeland security, and the National Academies on intelligence and bulk data collection. He previously served as NBC News’ principal National Security, Counterterrorism, and Cyber Analyst, as a member of the RAND Corporation’s Board of Trustees, and as the inaugural Scholar-in-Residence at New York University Law School’s Center on Law and Security.

Mike received his J.D. from Harvard, where he graduated magna cum laude and was President of the Harvard Law Review, and his B.A. from Columbia.


Mike Pasqua, LeidosMike Pasqua is currently Sector Chief Operating Officer for the Health and Engineering Sector.  Previously he has served as the Acting Sector President and the Sector Chief Financial Officer.  In addition, he serves on the Board of Director for Leidos Biomedical Subsidiary managing the Frederick National Laboratory for cancer research.  In his more than 38 years with Leidos, he has provided financial and organizational leadership for a wide variety of businesses.  In his role as Sector Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Pasqua is responsible for a number of support functions focused on program risk and execution.

Currently in the organization there are 4 operating groups representing nearly $1.5 billion in annual revenue.  These groups provide engineering, environmental, health solutions, information management and transportation technology product offerings.

As the Sector’s CFO, he led all financial aspects of the business. He has hands-on experience with many acquisitions, minority equity positions, and numerous large contract awards in both the federal and commercial markets. He also has specific experience with Contract administration and negotiations, proposal preparation, financial planning, organizational development and strategic planning for the sector. These efforts were acknowledged by the corporation when Mr. Pasqua was recognized for his leadership with the 2009 CFO Award, Excellence in Financial Leadership and SAIC’s Achievement Award for Excellence in Administration in 1995.


jonathan Scholl, LeidosJonathan Scholl is president of the Health and Engineering Sector (HES) at Leidos and is responsible for leading nearly 7,000 employees working in the areas of healthcare IT, electronic health records, advanced data analytics, health and life sciences, and clinical research. He also oversees operations related to energy grid and critical infrastructure, design, engineering and transportation security products.

Prior to joining Leidos in 2015, Scholl served for five years as the Chief Strategy Officer for Texas Health Resources, one of the largest nonprofit health care delivery systems in the country. During his tenure, he was responsible for the system’s strategic planning and business development functions, information technology, and joint venture operations. Prior to that, he spent 15 years with The Boston Consulting group and served as Head of their North American Healthcare Provider Practice and leader of their Lean Six Sigma initiative for hospitals. He also served as vice president for applications development for the TenFold HealthCare Group in Dallas.

Scholl received a master’s degree in business administration from Harvard Business School. After graduating from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1984 with a Bachelor of Science degree in control systems engineering, he served five years in the U.S. Navy as a nuclear submarine officer and nuclear power plant instructor.


October 16, 2015
7:30 am - 8:30 am
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UT Outreach Center, Homer Fisher Room
1201 Oak Ridge Turnpike
Oak Ridge, TN 37830 United States
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