The 26th Annual
INTERNATIONAL VON KÁRMÁN WINGS AWARD
Executive Vice President of Lockheed Martin
Space Systems Company
The Athenaeum, California Institute of Technology
Thursday, 6 p.m., September 2, 2010
Hosted Reception 6:00 p.m.
Banquet 7:00 p.m.
Fred W. Bowen
Master of Ceremonies
President, California Institute of Technology
Christopher E. Kubasik
President and Chief Operating Officer
Lockheed Martin Corporation
Joseph Maguire Rotheram
Presentation of the
International von Kármán Wings Award to
Awards will be presented by
Chair, Aerospace Historical Society
John E. Goode, Jr., Professor of Aeronautics and Mechanical Engineering; Director, Graduate Aerospace Laboratories
Joanne Maguire, is Executive Vice President of Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company (SSC) and an officer of Lockheed Martin Corporation. SSC employs over 17,000 people and generated more than $8.6 billion in sales for Lockheed Martin in 2009.
Under her leadership SSC provides a broad array of advanced-technology systems for national security, civil, and commercial customers. Chief products include human space flight systems; a full range of remote sensing, navigation, meteorological, and communications satellites; strategic and missile defense systems; space observatories and interplanetary spacecraft.
Ms. Maguire serves as Chair of the Board of Directors for United Launch Alliance, a Lockheed Martin joint venture. She also is Chair of the Advisory Council for Rocky Mountain USO (United Service Organizations), which supports our men and women in uniform with morale, welfare, and recreational services. Ms. Maguire serves on the boards of two other not-for-profit organizations: the Space Foundation, which advocates space activities, supports space professionals, and promotes science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education; and INROADS, whose mission is to place talented minority youth in business and industry, and prepare them for leadership. She also sits on the advisory council for the Denver School of Science & Technology (DSST), a free, open-enrollment, college preparatory charter school with a science and technology focus.
Ms. Maguire has been selected four times by Fortune magazine to its annual list of “50 Most Powerful Women in Industry.” In 2008, she was named one of the “Top 50 Women in Technology” by Corporate Board Member magazine. Girls Inc. honored her in 2008 for her achievements as a “leader and role model for young women,” and in 2009, she received the Society of Women Engineers’ (SWE) Upward Mobility Award in recognition of her outstanding contributions in aerospace engineering and for pioneering work in technology and diversity management.
Ms. Maguire assumed her current position in 2006. She previously served as Vice President and Deputy to the Executive Vice President of Space Systems, assisting with the full range of general management duties. Ms. Maguire joined Lockheed Martin in 2003 serving initially as the company’s Vice President, Special Programs, focused on sensitive national security space system developments.
Prior to joining Lockheed Martin, Ms. Maguire enjoyed a productive career at TRW’s Space & Electronics sector (now part of Northrop Grumman) participating in missions spanning national security, civil, and international space. At TRW, she assumed a range of progressively responsible positions from engineering analyst to Vice President and Deputy to the sector’s CEO, providing leadership of programs as well as engineering, advanced technology, manufacturing, and business development functions.
She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Michigan State University and a Master’s degree in Engineering from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA). Ms. Maguire also completed the executive program in management at UCLA’s Anderson School of Management and the Harvard Program for Senior Executives in National and International Security. She is a fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), and a member of the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA).