Marillyn A. Hewson is Chief Executive Officer and President of Lockheed Martin Corporation. Prior to assuming that role on Jan. 1, 2013, she held a variety of increasingly responsible executive positions with the Corporation, including President and Chief Operating Officer, and Executive Vice President of Lockheed Martin’s Electronic Systems business area. She is also a member of Lockheed Martin’s Board of Directors.
In her 30 years with Lockheed Martin, Ms. Hewson has held several operational leadership positions including President of Lockheed Martin Systems Integration; Executive Vice President of Global Sustainment for Lockheed Martin Aeronautics; President and General Manager of Kelly Aviation Center, L.P., an affiliate of Lockheed Martin; and President of Lockheed Martin Logistics Services. She has also served in key corporate executive roles, including Senior Vice President of Corporate Shared Services, Vice President of Global Supply Chain Management, and Vice President of Corporate Internal Audit.
Ms. Hewson serves on the Board of Directors of DuPont. She previously chaired the Sandia Corporation Board of Directors from 2010 to 2013 and served on the Board of Directors of Carpenter Technology Corporation from 2002 through 2006. She serves on the USO Board of Governors, is a member of the Economic Club of Washington, D.C., and the University of Alabama’s Culverhouse College of Commerce and Business Administration Board of Visitors. She also serves as a member of the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation and as Steering Committee Chair for the Defense Industry Initiative, a nonpartisan, nonprofit association of responsible U.S. defense companies committed to conducting business affairs at the highest ethical level and in full compliance with the law. Ms. Hewson was selected by Fortune magazine as one of the “50 Most Powerful Women in Business” in 2010, 2011 and 2012 and was named by Forbes as one of the “World’s 100 Most Powerful Women” in 2013.
Born in Junction City, Kansas, Ms. Hewson earned her Bachelor of Science degree in business administration and her Master of Arts degree in economics from The University of Alabama. She also attended the Columbia Business School and Harvard Business School executive development programs.