Doug Wagoner, LMI’s Chief Executive Officer, Visionary Leadership Earn Him His Fourth Wash100 Award
Doug Wagoner has spent over three decades of his professional career in the government contracting industry. He has dabbled in a diverse range of federal industries, such as defense, public health, digital workforce, and space domains, landing him several honors and awards from esteemed award-giving organizations.
In 2023, Doug Warner received his fourth Wash100 Award from Executive Mosaic. It’s the third consecutive year he has received this prestigious award since assuming the role of Chief Executive Officer at SAIC in 2020. For his fourth award, Mr. Warner was recognized for his leadership initiatives for space market entry and customer innovation vision.
Delve into the professional journey and visionary leadership of Doug Wagoner, which makes him an award-winning executive in the government contracting industry.
About Doug Wagoner
Doug Wagoner boasts proficiency in business development, sales, national security, risk management, and strategic planning. He has served not only as an executive for prominent government contracting companies but also as a board member for organizations focusing on services for the federal government.
Mr. Wagoner completed his Bachelor of Business Administration for Finance at William & Mary in 1987 and his Master of Business Administration at Virginia Tech in 1990. He also went to The Wharton School to study Strategy Development and Execution.
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Doug Wagner’s career timeline
- Chief Executive Officer at LMI (2020–Present)
- Founder at Piedmont Advisory Group (2017–Present)
- Sector President at SAIC (2013–2017)
- Senior Vice President and General Manager at SAIC (2007–2017)
- Senior Vice President at Data Systems Analysts (2001–2006)
- Vice President at ChoicePoint (1998–2001)
- Business Development at EDS (1988–1998)
Throughout his career, Doug Warner has acquired licenses from the National Association of Corporate Directors, including the Director Professionalism Certification and the Director Professionalism Program. He also landed several board membership positions at Blessings in a Backpack, Thomson Reuters, TeraThink, Patricio Enterprises, and Bain & Company.
Doug Wagoner’s demonstrated accomplishments as the Chief Executive Officer and President at LMI
Doug Wagoner has served as the President and Chief Executive Officer at LMI since 2020. Just a year after assuming the company’s top management position, he led the acquisition of Suntiva, expanding LMI’s portfolio in digital workforce solution offerings and streamlining its new customer access for public health and defense.
Another important contribution of Mr. Wagoner during his LMI leadership is growing its space market footprint. He initiated the establishment of the Space Center Excellence, a joint partnership between LMI and the Space Force Association. Fostering this collaboration enriched the company’s knowledge development across various space domains.
Doug Wagoner’s government contracting experience earns him a spot in the Wash100 Awards
Doug Wagoner has been a visionary leader throughout his professional journey. He has spearheaded various programs for federal information and management consulting in leading technology companies for government contracting. Mr. Wagoner’s deep-rooted expertise in public service has landed him a spot in the prestigious Wash100 Awards four times.
Wash100 Award in 2015 for Doug Wagoner’s technology and employee development leadership
Doug Wagoner earned his first Wash100 Award in 2015 as the Sector President at SAIC. He was acclaimed for his government contracting leadership in technology and employee development, including the release of a multi-platform tool for secure data and risk management against cyber threats.
Mr. Wagoner’s first Wash100 award was a result of his cumulative efforts in managing programs such as Project Gemini. He represented SAIC for its team-up with Leidos in the division of the $11 billion highly-integrated company into two distinct publicly-held companies, each with unique strategic intents.
Wash100 Award in 2021 for developing LMI’s strategies for growth and revenue generation
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Doug Wagoner has strengthened LMI’s revenue and growth strategies. Although he assumed the position of LMI’s Chief Executive Officer at a very difficult time, he was able to champion the company’s vision and mission goals, earning him his second Wash100 Award in 2021.
Based on reports by ExecutiveBiz, LMI generated $505 million in contract bookings and $397 million in revenue after Mr. Wagoner joined the company’s executive team in 2020. Some of the contracts he secured under his leadership included the potential $78 million DHS CBRN Defense Support contract and the $50 million DoD contract for managing the supply chain.
Wash100 Award in 2022 for Doug Wagoner’s expansion initiatives into health and federal markets
Doug Wagoner received his third Wash100 Award in 2022, the second consecutive year he was bestowed the prestigious award. His notable efforts in expanding LMI’s federal portfolio into health and federal markets transformed the company into a $1 billion enterprise for research, logistics, artificial intelligence, and test and evaluation.
Moreover, Mr. Wagoner’s visionary leadership was paramount to LMI’s ranking first among the top workplaces in the largest companies in the Greater Washington, D.C. area, based on the list from The Washington Post. This recognition further solidified the company’s long-standing reputation and boosted morale throughout the company.
Wash100 Award in 2023 for entering the space market and innovating customer vision support
Doug Wagoner was one of the awardees of the Wash100 Award in 2023 for his expansion efforts in the space market and innovation initiatives to shepherd customer support. This expansion has strengthened LMI’s position as one of the top contractors for logistics. It marks Mr. Wagoner’s fourth Wash100 Award in 2023, his third time winning as LMI’s CEO.
“The top priority for LMI right now is in the national security, intelligence, and space sectors… We really want diversification, and we feel, especially in the logistics business, that we have a lot to offer the intelligence community and space from our expansive logistics portfolio,” Mr. Wagoner said in an interview with ExecutiveBiz for Executive Spotlight.
Wash100 Award Founder Jim Garrettson on LMI CEO Doug Wagoner’s Wash100 Win
Wash100 Award Founder and Executive Mosaic Chief Executive Officer Jim Garrettson has acknowledged Doug Wagner’s contributions to the government contracting industry by awarding him the Wash100 Award four times. It’s a testament not only to Mr. Wagoner’s esteemed work but also to Mr. Garrettson’s continued commitment to the GovCon sector.
For Mr. Wagoner’s most recent Wash100 win in 2023, Mr. Garrettson noted, “Doug Wagoner has shepherded the fundamental transformation of LMI into one of the industry’s most advantageously positioned contractors in the critical aperture of logistics for defense and space, health care and civilian, homeland security and intelligence markets.”
Jim Garrettson, having a lifelong passion for government contracting, continues to celebrate top executives, such as Doug Wagner, who continue to champion industry-leading developments in all facets of government contracting, including defense, homeland security, intelligence, healthcare, logistics, and more.
Wash100 is a list of the 100 most significant executives in the government contracting industry. Established in 2014, the annual list is hand-picked by Executive Mosaic’s organizational and editorial leadership, an elite group that carefully reviews the achievements, accomplishments, contributions, and goals of executive leaders in the GovCon sector.
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