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Executive Leadership

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

Ultimately, every one of us is a leader, because we all control the attitudes and behaviors of at least one person - ourself - and we set an example for our colleagues. Lockheed Martin is striving to establish the tools and reinforce the values that provide everyone with rewarding work in a safe and supportive environment. But it’s up to each one of us as individuals to embrace the culture we’re creating.

Marillyn Hewson, Chairman, President & CEO
Marillyn A. Hewson
Chairman, President & CEO

Marillyn A. Hewson is Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Lockheed Martin Corporation. She previously 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.

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Kenneth R. Possenriede
Kenneth R. Possenriede
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Kenneth R. Possenriede is executive vice president and chief financial officer (CFO) for Lockheed Martin Corporation. As CFO, Mr. Possenriede is responsible for all aspects of the corporation’s financial strategies, processes, and operations.

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Richard F. Ambrose
Executive Vice President, Space

Rick Ambrose is executive vice president of Space for Lockheed Martin Corporation. Space is a more than $9 billion enterprise that employs approximately 18,000 people and provides advanced technology systems for national security, civil and commercial customers.

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Dale P. Bennett
Executive Vice President, Rotary and Mission Systems

Dale P. Bennett is executive vice president of Rotary and Mission Systems (RMS) for Lockheed Martin Corporation. Mr. Bennett is responsible for the execution of programs for the U.S. Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps and Navy, as well as for civil, commercial and international military customers. RMS employs more than 35,000 people across the globe, including approximately 10 percent in Australia, Canada, Mexico, New Zealand, Poland, United Kingdom and other countries.

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Richard H. Edwards
Executive Vice President, Lockheed Martin International

Richard H. (Rick) Edwards is executive vice president of Lockheed Martin International. Lockheed Martin International develops and executes strategies to grow the corporation’s international business by strengthening customer relationships and industry partnerships in the 70 countries where Lockheed Martin does business. Mr. Edwards also serves as the senior executive overseeing the corporation’s business activities in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

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Michele Evans
Executive Vice President, Aeronautics

Michele A. Evans is the executive vice president of the Aeronautics business area for Lockheed Martin Corporation. Aeronautics is a more than $20 billion enterprise employing approximately 25,000 people. The Aeronautics portfolio features fifth-generation tactical aircraft, air mobility, unmanned and intelligence/surveillance/reconnaissance platforms, including the F-35, F-22, F-16, C-130; as well as Advanced Development Programs at Lockheed Martin’s Skunk Works®.

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Frank A St. John
Frank A. St. John
Executive Vice President, Missiles and Fire Control

Frank A. St. John is executive vice president of Missiles and Fire Control (MFC) for Lockheed Martin Corporation. MFC develops, manufactures and supports advanced combat, missile, rocket and energy systems and provides technical services and logistics support for military customers that include the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Special Operations Forces and dozens of nations. Commercial programs include products and services for the global civil nuclear power industry, microgrids, renewable energy solutions and energy storage.

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Dean Acosta
Senior Vice President, Communications

Dean Acosta is senior vice president, Communications for Lockheed Martin Corporation. He leads global communications strategies and activities across the four business areas and internationally, and provides strategic communications counsel to the corporation’s senior executives.

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Stephanie C. Hill
Stephanie C. Hill
Senior Vice President, Enterprise Business Transformation

Stephanie C. Hill is the senior vice president of Enterprise Business Transformation at Lockheed Martin. In this role, Ms. Hill is responsible for developing strategies and implementing integrated, cross-functional solutions that transform operations through technology, culture, and processes to deliver business-based outcomes.

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Maryanne Lavan
Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

Maryanne Lavan is the senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary for Lockheed Martin Corporation. She is responsible for the corporation’s Legal Affairs and Law Department, including serving as counsel to its senior leadership and Board of Directors.

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Patricia L. Lewis
Senior Vice President, Human Resources

Patricia L. Lewis is senior vice president of Human Resources for Lockheed Martin Corporation. Ms. Lewis is responsible for Lockheed Martin’s diverse workforce of 100,000 employees in over 50 countries around the world. She develops and implements the global human capital strategy, including: benefits, compensation and performance management, talent acquisition, diversity and inclusion, labor relations, talent and organizational capability, and workforce solutions and intelligence. She also oversees the corporation’s Global Security organization.

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Leo S. Mackay, Jr.
Senior Vice President, Ethics and Enterprise Assurance

Leo S. Mackay, Jr. is senior vice president of Ethics and Enterprise 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.

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Rodney A. Makoske
Senior Vice President of Corporate Engineering, Technology and Operations

Rodney (Rod) A. Makoske is senior vice president of Corporate Engineering, Technology and Operations (CETO) for Lockheed Martin Corporation. As the principal engineering and operational leader for the corporation, he oversees the recruitment, retention and development of a 83,000-person engineering, operations and information technology workforce. He is also responsible for technology and operations strategy, and performance across the corporation including thousands of contracts in the U.S. and across 70 countries.

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Robert E. (Rob) Mullins
Senior Vice President, Corporate Strategy and Business Development

Rob Mullins is senior vice president of Corporate Strategy and Business Development for Lockheed Martin Corporation. He is responsible for developing and implementing comprehensive strategies to position Lockheed Martin for predictable and sustainable business growth. Dr. Mullins joined Lockheed Martin in March 2018 as the vice president of Strategy and Business Development for Lockheed Martin’s Space business area.

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Robert S. Rangel
Senior Vice President, Government Affairs

Mr. Robert Rangel is senior vice president, Lockheed Martin Government Affairs. In this position, he directs the corporation’s liaison with Congress, leads marketing activities with the Pentagon and manages federal, state and local government customer relationships. Prior to his current role, Mr. Rangel served as vice president, Programs & Global Security Policy. 

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Full Spectrum Leadership

Corporate culture change takes place in two ways: It grows from the bottom up, as shifting social and economic realities weave their way into the fabric of an organization. And it flows from the top down, as leaders recognize the inevitable changes taking place in the world and shape them to serve the best interests of the organization and everybody who is part of it.

Full Spectrum Leadership is Lockheed Martin’s model for promoting and accelerating the latter type of change - the type that allows the company to create its own destiny and ensure that it will continue to thrive in the face of new competitive challenges.


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