FORTUNE SEPTEMBER 15, 2015
Marillyn A. Hewson (born c. 1954 in Junction City, Kansas) is Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Lockheed Martin. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in business administration and her Master of Arts degree in economics from the University of Alabama. In 2015, Hewson was named the 20th most powerful woman in the world by Forbes.
Hewson joined Lockheed Martin in 1983. Having begun her defense career as an engineer, having gradually risen through the ranks over many years, and having succeeded largely through her own innate discipline and determination. In July 2015, Hewson announced the purchase of Sikorsky Aircraft, the producers of Black Hawk helicopters, giving Lockheed its own helicopter building capability. Hewson has also shifted more company efforts towards building military hardware.
Marillyn A. Hewson on Forbes Lists
#21 Most powerful woman in the world (2014)
#20 Most powerful woman in the world (2015)
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