May 10 | Washington DC

Kerry Leo

SVP, Capabilities & Technology Integration, CACI

Kerry Leo

SVP, Capabilities & Technology Integration, CACI

Biography

Kerry Leo is the Senior Vice President of CACI’s Capabilities & Technology Integration (C2TI) office. Under his leadership C2TI focuses on strategic growth by bringing new, innovative solutions to market for existing and future CACI customers. A primary area of focus for C2TI is the secure mobile communications domain. Prior to his role in C2TI, Mr. Leo served as a Program and Project Manager overseeing Enterprise IT Projects across the DOD and Federal Civilian customers with a focus on IT Service Delivery across the enterprise.

Prior to joining CACI Kerry served more than 20 years in the US Federal Government. His Federal service began at age 17 when he enlisted into the US Navy and served 7 years in the submarine fleet as an electronics technician focusing on communications. After leaving the submarine force in 1999, he reported to the White House Communications Agency (WHCA) where he traveled around the world in support of the Office of the President, Vice President, First Lady, and US Secret Service.

During his assignment to the WHCA he managed teams of communications installers around the world establishing critical communications links for our customers. On Sept. 12, 2001, Mr. Leo was sent to Ground Zero to establish a US Secret Service command post one block from the twin towers previous location. At this location, he managed a team of personnel responsible for relaying status and information back to the White House in preparation for the President’s arrival after the terrorist attacks on NYC. Post 9/11 duties included managing and implementing new Continuity of Government and Continuity of Operations solutions across the federal government.

After Mr. Leo departed the US Navy, he owned/operated a small business focused on telecommunications installation in the Northern Shenandoah Valley in Virginia. The business flourished and was purchased by Executive Protection Systems (EPS) one year later. He then worked for EPS where he managed the newly established Telecommunications Division focused on Information Technology, Audio Visual, and Electronic Security design, installation and O&M.

After he departed EPS, Mr. Leo was hired by the Dept. of Homeland Security, FEMA to be the Director of IT at the Mount Weather Emergency Operations Center (MWEOC) where he served as the MWEOC Director of Information Technology reporting to the politically appointed facility administrator. While at the facility, he developed a Strategic Plan with all supporting budget requirements and worked with the DHS CIO to create a new program of record for the MWEOC IT needs. Today the MWEOC has an integrated infrastructure and 55+ IT staff to operate and maintain the shared infrastructure. Mr. Leo has led numerous teams developing new technologies and services in his career receiving industry and government recognition and is active in various industry and trade associations including AFCEA and Continuity of Operations Working Groups across Federal
Civilian Departments and Agencies. He lives with his wife in Tennessee.

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