Ms. Marillyn A. Hewson
Distinguished Business Leadership Award
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.
In her 31 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 and previously chaired the Sandia Corporation Board of Directors from 2010 to 2013. She served on the Board of Directors of Carpenter Technology Corporation from 2002 through 2006. In September 2013, Ms. Hewson was appointed by President Barack Obama to the President's Export Council, the principal national advisory committee on international trade. She is Vice Chairman of the Aerospace Industries Association, and is an Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.
Ms. Hewson serves on the Board of Directors of the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation, the Board of Governors of the USO, the Board of the National Geographic Education Foundation, the University of Alabama's Culverhouse College of Commerce and Business Administration Board of Visitors, and the Board of Directors of Catalyst. She is also a Director of the Atlantic Council's International Advisory Board and a member of The Business Roundtable, an association of chief executive officers of leading U.S. companies. Ms. Hewson has been selected by Fortune magazine as one of the "50 Most Powerful Women in Business" for the past five years and was named #4 in 2014. She was named #21 on the Forbes "World's 100 Most Powerful Women" list in 2014.
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.