Donna Rhoads

Senior VP, Mission Solutions Business Area

National Security Sector


Ms. Rhoads has over 25 years of servicing the Intelligence Community in various leadership capacities.  She currently serves as the Senior Vice President for the Mission Solutions Business Area, National Security Sector, where she is responsible for all mission and organizational commitments supporting the customer base.

In her previous role as Chief Operating Officer for the Leidos Intel Group, Ms. Rhoads was responsible for driving execution and leading business rhythms to achieve customer and financial commitments.  Prior to that, she served as Vice President for Intelligence Solutions, leading an organization that provided intelligence integration and analysis, portfolio and information management services, enterprise IT and modernization, strategy development, linguistics, and facilities analysis to various government customers.

Ms. Rhoads has also held various Director positions for Lockheed Martin, Information Systems and Global Solutions, supporting multiple agencies in the Intelligence Community. In these roles, she was responsible for development and pull-through of products and capabilities to include space ground systems, deployed operations and logistics, facilities operations, specialty systems engineering, professional services, and human health & services. Ms. Rhoads also led organizations responsible for delivering a complete range of infrastructure and digital modernization solutions.

Prior to that, Ms. Rhoads served as the Executive Officer to the Vice President of Lockheed Martin’s Engineering and Integration Group.  She also held various Program Manager positions in which she was responsible for cost, schedule, and technical performance, and served as the primary interface to the customer for applicable areas.  She began her career with Lockheed Martin in 1997 as a Systems Engineer/Integrator.

Ms. Rhoads holds a Master of Business Administration degree with a concentration in Management of Global Information Technology from American University, as well as a Bachelor of Business Administration degree majoring in Economics and minoring in Criminal Justice from James Madison University. She is also Program Management Certified (PgMP) through the Project Management Institute.  Ms. Rhoads serves on the Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA) Advisory Committee and is an active member of Washington Exec, serving on both the Intel Committee and the Women’s Leadership Committee.  In 2023, she received the WashingtonExec Pinnacle Award as Intelligence Executive of the Year, Public Company.