Lockheed Martin sees many executive women in its leadership

Lockheed Martin sees many executive women in its leadership

Effective leadership at Lockheed Martin isn’t only about getting results. It is about getting results in the right way.

Lockheed Martin leaders are expected to continually promote ethical behavior, support diversity and make decisions that protect the health and safety of employees as well as the natural environment through Full Spectrum Leadership.

Full Spectrum Leadership is the cornerstone of leadership at Lockheed Martin. Under Full Spectrum Leadership, a leader must be able to deliver results, shape the future, build effective relationships, energize the team, and model personal excellence, integrity and accountability.

Find out about the women leaders who are implementing Lockheed Martin's pioneering leadership approach.

Marillyn A. Hewson, Lockheed Martin Executive Chairman

Marillyn joined Lockheed Martin as an industrial engineer. During her career she has held leadership positions across the corporation, including president and chief operating officer and executive vice president of Lockheed Martin’s Electronic Systems business area; president of Lockheed Martin Systems Integration; executive vice president of Global Sustainment for Lockheed Martin Aeronautics; and president and general manager of Kelly Aviation Center, L.P.; senior vice president of Corporate Shared Services; vice president of Global Supply Chain Management; and vice president of Corporate Internal Audit.

Chairman Lockheed Martin

Marillyn serves on the board of directors of Johnson & Johnson and Chevron, the board of governors of the USO, and as chair of the Catalyst Board of Directors. She is a member of The University of Alabama’s President’s Cabinet and the Board of Visitors of the Culverhouse College of Business. In addition, she is a fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society and an associate fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Ms. Hewson has also served on several U.S. government advisory bodies, public company boards, and charitable organization boards. 

In 2019, TIME magazine identified Ms. Hewson as one of the “100 Most Influential People in the World,” and FORTUNE magazine ranked her No. 1 on its list of “50 Most Powerful Women in Business” for the second year in a row. In 2018, she was named the “CEO of the Year” by Chief Executive magazine, a Top 10 “Businessperson of the Year” by FORTUNE magazine, and one of the “World’s 100 Most Powerful Women” by Forbes.

Born in Junction City, Kansas, Marillyn earned her Bachelor of Science degree in business administration and her Master of Arts degree in economics from The University of Alabama and has completed executive development programs at Columbia Business School and Harvard Business School.

Alice Mallen, Lockheed Martin Human Resources Director, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Alice Mallen

Alice is accountable for delivery of the Human Capital Strategy and she and her team are responsible for Lockheed Martin employees based in 17 countries within the EMEA region.

Prior to this role, Alice was the Head of Human Resources for Rotary and Mission Systems Lockheed Martin UK where she led the Human Resource function for the 600 employees across RMS sites in the UK.

Alice joined Lockheed Martin UK in April 2016 having previously worked as the Head of HR for the Market Area Europe, Middle East and Africa within the defence industry. Prior to this she has held generalist roles within the retail sector and as a consultant and is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

Stephanie C. Hill, Lockheed Martin Executive Vice President of Rotary and Mission Systems

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During her time with Lockheed Martin, Stephanie has held positions of increasing responsibility including: senior vice president of Enterprise Business Transformation; deputy executive vice president of RMS; senior vice president of Corporate Strategy and Business Development; vice president and general manager of Cyber, Ships and Advanced Technologies; vice president and general manager of the Information Systems and Global Solutions Civil business; vice president of Corporate Internal Audit; and vice president and general manager of the Mission Systems and Sensors business.

Stephanie is a member of the Board of Directors of S&P Global and the Board of Visitors for the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Born in Baltimore, Maryland, she graduated with high honors from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and Economics; the university also recognized her with an honorary doctorate in 2017. Deeply committed to the development of others, she mentors many students and Lockheed Martin professionals and is a champion for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education.

Yvonne O. Hodge, Lockheed Martin Senior Vice President of Enterprise Business Transformation

Yvonne Hodge Lockheed martin

Yvonne is responsible for developing strategies and implementing integrated, cross-functional solutions that transform operations through technology, culture, and processes to deliver business-based outcomes. She leads the corporation’s Digital Transformation and Enterprise Information Technology teams, and the office of the Chief Data and Analytics Officer - comprising more than 5,200 professionals worldwide.

At Lockheed Martin, Yvonne has held several positions, including vice president of Business Innovation, Transformation, and Enterprise Excellence of Space; vice president of Information Technology for Space; vice president of Technical Operations for Enterprise Business Services; CIO & vice president for Electronic Systems; and vice president of Mission Success & Information Technology for Maritime Systems and Sensors. 

Prior to joining Lockheed Martin in 2002, Yvonne served many outstanding years at AT&T in various managerial and executive positions, including vice president of operations for business customers.

Yvonne holds a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics, cum laude from Montclair State University, NJ. She also holds a number of awards including the 2012 Black Engineer of the Year Award – special recognition for career achievement. She is a champion for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education.

Maryanne Lavan, Lockheed Martin Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

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Maryanne is responsible for the Corporation’s legal affairs and law department, including serving as counsel to its senior leadership and Board of Directors.

She previously served as Vice President of Corporate Internal Audit, providing independent assessments of governance, internal controls and risk management. She joined Lockheed Martin in 1990 as an attorney and served in increasingly responsible positions.

Maryanne graduated magna cum laude from the State University of New York at Albany with a Bachelor of Science degree. She received her juris doctor degree from the Washington College of Law, American University.

Maryanne is a member of the Public Contract Law Section of the American Bar Association. She serves on the governing bodies for the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, Equal Justice Works, Council for Court Excellence, University at Albany Foundation, and Fordham University.

Annie, Lockheed Martin IT Program Director

As Lockheed Marti's  IT Program Director, Annie [pictured above] is responsible for ensuring IT services are delivered to Lockheed Martin's programs/customers in support of the company's mission

"I really enjoy volunteering in my community. Through the years I have been teaching my kids the importance of not just giving back and helping others but exposing yourself to differences, be it culture, environment, people, etc. So, the first year I volunteered for Special Olympics through Lockheed Martin, I brought them with me. My oldest daughter was a little nervous because she really wasn’t sure what she might have in common with the people she was going to be helping," Annie explains.

"Our job was to help runners exit the track and bring them to a tent for water. After about 10 minutes I noticed she hadn’t come back. When I found her, she was sitting with a competitor she had helped. As I walked over, the competitor said, ‘I want you to meet my friend Megan… my name is Megan too and we spell it the same way!’ Apparently, they both loved strawberries, loved to run, loved science and numbers and they hated to clean their rooms," she adds.

"My daughter said to me as we were walking back, ‘Why do they call this the Special Olympics again? We are more the same than we are different!’  I thought, ‘Wow, what a great life lesson,’ then she proceeded to point out how other kids don’t clean their rooms either."

Pursue a successful leadership career at Lockheed Martin

There are many senirr women working for at Lockheed Martin.

For example, hear from Supply Chain Management VP, Janet Duffey explain how a successful supply chain ensures the rights parts are delivered to the right locations at the right time so Lockheed Martin's fielded maintainers can get the job done and keep them flying.

If you believe you embody the characteristics of Full Specturm Leadership, Lockheed Martin might be the company for you.

If you want to work alongside these talented women executives, search for a job at the company.


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