Since becoming CEO of Engility in 2016, Lynn Dugle has led the company into a new era of progress and success, effectively transforming the company from a low-cost, technically acceptable provider to a highly innovative corporation, delivering best-value solutions to government customers. Under Dugle’s leadership, the company has won some of the largest and most technically complex services contracts in Engility’s history.

Dugle’s career spans more than three decades and includes leadership experience in the defense, intelligence and telecommunication sectors. Before joining Engility, she spent 12 years at Raytheon, most recently as president of its intelligence, information and services business. She also held leadership roles at ADC Telecommunications and Texas Instruments.

Her passion for activities and causes that support women’s leadership, science and education earned Dugle a spot on STEMconnector’s 2012 list of the Top 100 Women in STEM. A member of the Defense Science Board, she is also a director and member of the Audit and Technology Committees of State Street Corporation.

Dugle considers her current role as CEO of Engility, her greatest professional accomplishment to date. “I am honored to have this opportunity to lead an organization that makes such a positive contribution to our nation and employs so many amazing professionals,” she says.

“I have always had a passion for taking on new experiences and challenges. Because of this, I’ve held many roles in a variety of departments and at various levels, including working abroad,” Dugle explains. “This diversity of experiences gives me a unique perspective about organizations, teams and people, and how they work best. And that has prepared me, more than anything else, for being a leader.”

What’s her advice to women embarking on their professional careers? “Don’t ever tell yourself ‘No.’ You will face plenty of other hurdles in your life – don’t be an obstacle to yourself. Don’t be afraid to take on a challenge; have courage and confidence in yourself, you will be amazed at the results.”