Join us on Wednesday, January 15, 2014 from 10:30am – 11:45am as Ellen Lord, President and CEO of Textron Systems, will share her perspective on the strengths her company brings to the market, the challenges facing the modern conglomerate, and how public policy shapes the incentives to which these companies respond.

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The Captains of Industry Series is a platform for senior defense industry executives to address the public interests their companies serve and the public policies that shape their markets. By engaging the perspective of business leaders about issues at the interface of defense ministries and industries, the series will cultivate a constituency for practical solutions to these problems.

Ellen Lord is president and chief executive officer of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. company, as well as a member of the Textron Executive Leadership Team. Prior to taking this position in October 2012, Lord was senior vice president and general manager of Textron Defense Systems, an operating unit of Textron Systems. Lord took over the leadership of Textron Defense Systems after serving three years as the senior vice president and general manager of AAI Corporation, another operating unit of Textron Systems. Prior to joining AAI, she served as vice president of integration management for Textron Systems. In that position, she led the team responsible for managing the integration of AAI into the Textron family of businesses.