Leidos has appointed Scott Rayder as vice president and division manager for the climate, energy and environment portfolio.
Rayder will join Leidos Chief Scientist of Climate and Environment Dr. Miguel Román in advancing the company’s climate science and environmental portfolios.
“Scott’s broad understanding of the climate market and ability to translate science into actionable climate intelligence aligns with Leidos’ data expertise and mission,” said Eric Freeman, Leidos senior vice president and integrated missions operation manager.
“He will oversee efforts to tie climate data together, enabling a more rapid formation of climate products and services,” Freeman added.
Rayder will engage customers in the emerging climate and environmental markets and work to grow Leidos’ business within the U.S. government. He will also generate future climate products and services for commercial use.
Before joining Leidos, Rayder served as executive director of the Alabama Water Institute. Prior to that, he spent eight years at the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research. From 2001 to 2008, he served as the first chief of staff at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
“I am excited to join the Leidos team and advance their climate science portfolio,” Rayder said. “The depth and expertise at Leidos are astonishing. The company’s world class capabilities can help our nation and world address some of the most pressing climate problems at all scales.”