Press release

Leidos’ Paul Engola Named 2020 Northern Virginia Tour de Cure Executive Chair

October 7, 2020 | Arlington, Virginia

The American Diabetes Association® (ADA) is excited to have Paul Engola, Leidos’ Chief Human Resources Officer & Head of Business Partnerships, as the honorary chair for this year's Virtual Northern Virginia (NOVA) Tour de Cure to be held on Sunday, October 18, 2020. The ADA encourages everyone to cycle, run or walk on that date in support of the 34 million Americans living with diabetes. Leidos is a strong supporter of the ADA, leading the way with a National Tour de Cure team participating in cities all across the country. The ADA is proud to have Paul lend his name to raise awareness about the diabetes epidemic. 

“As this year’s Virtual NOVA Tour de Cure Executive Chairman, I look forward to rallying my Leidos colleagues, and all Northern Virginians, to come together to educate our community about diabetes prevention and management, and how to live a healthier, more active lifestyle,” said Engola. “This disease impacts far too many people on both a personal and societal level. It’s important for us to join together, leverage our efforts, and drive action that will help advance the pace of progress in the fight against diabetes.” 

“We thank Leidos for their continued support and participation in our events across the U.S. We are also grateful that Mr. Engola is lending his voice to raise awareness and urgency as we move to bend the curve of the diabetes epidemic,” said Titilayo Ogunmakinwa, Executive Director of the American Diabetes Association D.C., Maryland and Northern Virginia region. “Now more than ever, we need influential people to accept the charge as Paul has done.”

The Virtual NOVA Tour de Cure is a fundraising and community awareness event to support research, advocacy and improving the lives of those living with diabetes. Visit to sign-up and get involved!

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About the American Diabetes Association
Every day more than 4,000 people are newly diagnosed with diabetes in America. More than 122 million Americans have diabetes or prediabetes and are striving to manage their lives while living with the disease. The American Diabetes Association (ADA) is the nation’s leading voluntary health organization fighting to bend the curve on the diabetes epidemic and help people living with diabetes thrive. For 80 years the ADA has been driving discovery and research to treat, manage and prevent diabetes, while working relentlessly for a cure. We help people with diabetes thrive by fighting for their rights and developing programs, advocacy and education designed to improve their quality of life. Diabetes has brought us together. What we do next will make us Connected for Life. To learn more or to get involved, visit us at or call 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383). Join the fight with us on Facebook (American Diabetes Association), Twitter (@AmDiabetesAssn) and Instagram (@AmDiabetesAssn).

About Leidos
Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 37,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Va., Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $11.09 billion for the fiscal year ended January 3, 2020. For more information, visit