Lorraine Martin is the president and CEO of the National Safety Council, a nonprofit with a century-long legacy of eliminating preventable deaths and injuries from the workplace to anyplace.
Throughout her 35 years of experience in aerospace, including leading and developing global and international businesses as an executive at Lockheed Martin, Lorraine has been singularly focused on showing up for safety and supporting employees to reach their full potential.
As a leader of the National Safety Council, Lorraine is passionate about helping people live their fullest lives. She is the chair of the Road to Zero Coalition, with more than 900 organizations focused on eliminating roadway fatalities by doubling down on proven measures, advancing technology and building safe systems. She spearheads national conversations on eliminating workplace fatalities through promising technologies, addressing impairment and safety leadership.
Over her career she has led global aircraft and complex system development and manufacturing, always with a focus on the safety of employees and those who used the products, often in high consequence environments. Among her top achievements, Lorraine led the largest defense program for the F-35 Lightning II stealth fighter aircraft. She also spearheaded the successful operational and cultural integration of Sikorsky, a global leader in helicopters.
As a proud champion for advancing women and girls in STEM, Lorraine was named among STEMConnector’s 100 Corporate Women Leaders. She has worked with numerous organizations in support of this mission including Girls Inc., Girls Who Code and Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence, where she also served on the Board of Directors. In addition, she has served on the Board of Directors for INROADS and Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Orlando.
Lorraine currently serves on the Board of Directors and Audit Committee for Kennametal, a $2.4 billion global materials science firm that serves customers across aerospace, earthworks, energy, general engineering and transportation. Lorraine also serves on the Board of Directors for IperionX, a U.S.-based exploration and mining services company working to be the leading developer of low-to-zero carbon, sustainable and low-cost critical materials focused on titanium, for advanced American industries, including aerospace. She is a member of the Federal Aviation Administration committee dedicated to examining the development of safety regulations for commercial spaceflight.
Lorraine is honored to have served as an officer in the U.S. Air Force, where she held various leadership positions for software-intensive technology and development programs. She has earned a M.S. in Computer Science from Boston University and a B.A. in Computational Mathematics from DePauw University.