The Westat Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Scott Royal, Ph.D., is appointed President effective November 1, 2017. He reports to CEO James E. Smith, Ph.D., who has been CEO and President since 2011.
Dr. Royal holds a doctorate and master’s degree from the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University. In his more than 25-year career in the field of government contracting and professional services, Dr. Royal has held technical and management positions at RTI International, Abt Associates, and The Lewin Group. He has also served the community at large, serving on the Board of Directors for Metro Teen AIDS in Washington, DC, and Capital Caring (Hospice) in Falls Church, Virginia.
“We welcome Scott to this key leadership role and look forward to his contribution to the growth of our company,” noted Dr. Smith. “His experience makes him an excellent fit with our employee-owned company where he will give emphasis to the performance and growth of the work for our many clients.”