Amentum announced it has appointed Robert “Rob” Smith as vice president of diversity, equity & inclusion.
Smith will be responsible for leading Amentum’s DE&I vision and strategy by developing and implementing programs and initiatives that advance the company’s business objectives and reinforce its culture.
“Rob brings with him deep expertise in developing and executing strategies that will help us live our values — valuing each person in our organization, enabling them to reach their full potential and ultimately drive the success of our business,” said Amentum CEO John Vollmer.
Smith is a career military officer and public servant with more than 30 years of government and private sector leadership experience. He previously led the diversity and inclusion and talent acquisition functions for BAE Systems’ Intelligence and Security Sector.
“His leadership will be critical as we continue our journey to become the employer of choice in our industry,” Vollmer said.
Prior to BAE, Smith served as the director of national recruitment for Customs and Border Protection, where he led the planning and direction of the agency’s strategic human capital recruitment programs. He previously served for 28 years on active duty in the U.S. Coast Guard and retired at the rank of captain.