Leo S. Mackay, Jr.

CNAS Board of Advisor

Lockheed Martin Corporation

Leo Mackay is vice president, and an elected corporate officer, of Lockheed Martin Corporation.  Currently, he leads the Office of Ethics and Sustainability, reporting directly to the Chairman and CEO, and to the Ethics & Corporate Sustainability Committee of the Board of Directors.

He is responsible for overseeing Lockheed Martin’s award-winning ethics program and for the execution of the Corporation’s compliance training, procurement integrity and anti-corruption efforts. In his sustainability leadership role, Dr. Mackay provides a common focal point for the many Lockheed Martin organizations committed to responsible, sustainable business practices encompassing environmental stewardship, community outreach, employee health and safety, ethical business practices, philanthropy, and diversity and inclusion.

His previous assignments at Lockheed Martin have included: Vice President, Corporate Business Development, responsible for leading Lockheed Martin’s strategic customer relationship development, corporate orders growth, and management of Lockheed Martin’s U.S. field offices; and President of ICGS, LLC, a joint venture of Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman. 

Prior to joining Lockheed Martin, Dr. Mackay also served as: Chief Operations Officer (COO) of ACS State Healthcare, LLC in Atlanta, Ga.; Deputy Secretary of Veterans Affairs in the first administration of President George W. Bush; and in several general management positions as a vice president at Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc.

Dr. Mackay chairs the Board of Visitors at the Graduate School of Public Affairs of the University of Maryland, and he is a board member of the Center for a New American Security in Washington, D.C. He served as Chair of the Secretary of Health and Human Services' Advisory Committee on Minority Health, and was a board member of Cook’s Children’s Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas. 

A graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, Dr. Mackay was a Secretary of the Navy Distinguished Midshipman Graduate. After completing pilot training, he spent three years in Fighter Squadron Eleven flying the F-14. Dr. Mackay served in the Office of the Secretary of Defense as military assistant to the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Policy.

Dr. Mackay has earned a master's degree in public policy, and Ph.D. in political and economic analysis from Harvard University. He was a Kennedy Fellow, Harvard MacArthur Scholar, Graduate Prize Fellow and a Research Fellow at the Center for Science and International Affairs. He has taught military history and western civilization at the Naval Academy and was a Special Guest Fellow at the Brookings Institution. His writings have appeared in the Naval War College Review, New Republic, Proceedings, The Washington Times, and The Dallas Morning News.

Dr. Mackay was awarded the Doctor of Laws degree, honoris causa, from Concordia Lutheran Seminary in St. Louis. He received the Exceptional Service Medal from the Dept. of Veterans Affairs, and the Dept. of the Treasury's Medal of Merit for service as Chairman of the Ft. Worth region's U.S. Savings Bond Campaign. Dr. Mackay is a member of the U.S. Naval Institute, the Council on Foreign Relations, and the Aspen Strategy Group. 

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