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.
Ms. Hewson joined Lockheed Martin more than 35 years ago as an industrial engineer. During her career, she 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 has served on numerous boards and currently sits on the Board of Directors of DowDuPont, the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation, the Board of Governors of the USO, and the Board of Directors of Catalyst. She is a member of The University of Alabama’s President’s Cabinet and also serves on the Board of Visitors of the Culverhouse College of Business.
Ms. Hewson is former Chairman and a current Member of the Executive Committee ofthe Aerospace Industries Association, a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society, and an Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. She serves on the National Space Council’s Users Advisory Group, as a Director of the Atlantic Council’s International Advisory Board, and as a Vice Chair of the Business Roundtable.
Ms. Hewson also serves on the Board of Trustees of both the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Khalifa Universityfor Science and Technologyin the United Arab Emirates.
In 2017, Fortune magazine identiﬁed Ms. Hewson as No. 3 on the “50 Most Powerful Women in Business.” She has also been recognized as a Top 10 “Businessperson of the Year” by Fortune, as one of the “World’s 100 Most Powerful Women” by Forbes, and was named as the “2018 CEO of the Year” by Chief Executive Magazine.
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.