Marillyn A. Hewson is Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Lockheed Martin Corporation. She previously held several 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; and President and General Manager of Kelly Aviation Center, L.P. She has 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 currently serves on the Board of Directors of Johnson & Johnson, the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation, the Board of Governors of the USO, and as Chair of the Catalyst Board of Directors. She previously served on the boards of DuPont, DowDuPont and Carpenter Technology. She is a member of The University of Alabama’s President’s Cabinet and the Board of Visitors of the Culverhouse College of Business. Ms. Hewson has served on several U.S. government advisory bodies, including current appointments to the American Workforce Policy Advisory Board and the National Space Council’s Users Advisory Group.
Ms. Hewson is former chairman and current Executive Committee member of the Aerospace Industries Association, a member of the Board of Directors of the Business Roundtable, a Director of the Atlantic Council’s International Advisory Board, a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society and an Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Ms. Hewson also serves on the Board of Trustees of the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and the Khalifa University for Science and Technology in the United Arab Emirates.
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, Ms. Hewson 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.