Leo S. Mackay, Jr. Portrait

Leo S. Mackay, Jr.

Senior Vice President, Internal Audit, Ethics and Assurance


Leo S. Mackay, Jr. is senior vice president of Internal Audit, Ethics and Assurance for Lockheed Martin Corporation. As the chief audit executive, he provides independent, objective assurance and advisory activity to improve the corporation’s operations. He is also on the Board of Directors of LM Ventures, Lockheed Martin’s $200M venture capital fund.

Dr. Mackay previously served as vice president of Corporate Domestic Business Development; and president of ICGS, LLC, a joint venture of Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman focused on the U.S. Coast Guard’s modernization.

A graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, Dr. Mackay was a secretary of the Navy Distinguished Midshipman Graduate. After pilot training, he spent three years flying the F-14 and graduated from the U.S. Navy’s Fighter Weapons School (Topgun). He is a veteran of Operation Earnest Will. Dr. Mackay was deputy secretary of Veterans Affairs, and the designated chief operating officer, of the second largest U.S. cabinet agency.

Dr. Mackay is a member of the U.S. Naval Institute and the Council on Foreign Relations. He is an independent director of Cognizant, Inc., and USAA Federal Savings Bank and also serves as a strategic advisor to Pegasus Capital Advisors.

Dr. Mackay earned a master's degree and doctorate in public policy from Harvard University. He was a Kennedy Fellow, Harvard MacArthur Scholar, Graduate Prize Fellow, and a Research Fellow at the Center for Science and International Affairs.