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Lorraine Martin is passionate about her commitment to helping people live their fullest lives, free of preventable injuries.
Lorraine has more than 30 years of experience leading and developing global and international businesses, including as a Fortune 500 senior executive, with a successful track record in both civic and corporate roles.
As part of the Lockheed Martin leadership team, where she served as executive vice president and deputy of Rotary & Mission Systems, Lorraine provided vision and leadership to a $16 billion global security and aerospace division charged with research, design, development, manufacturing, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. She led a team of 34,000 global employees in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Taiwan, Japan, United Kingdom, Germany, Poland, the Netherlands, New Zealand and Australia with operations in more than 75 worldwide facilities.
Over her career she has led global aircraft and complex system development and manufacturing, always with a focus on safety for the employees and for those who used the products, often in high consequence environments. Among her top achievements, Ms. Martin led the largest defense program, F-35 Lightning II, a stealth fighter aircraft. She also spearheaded the successful operational and cultural integration of Sikorsky, a global leader in helicopters.
Lorraine is also the co-founder and president of the Pegasus Springs Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing opportunities for educators, students and community members to collaborate on learning models. She is an enthusiastic advocate for school, community and national resource engagement.
As a proud champion for advancing women and girls in STEM, Lorraine recently was named among STEMConnector’s 100 Corporate Women Leaders and frequently lectures on core issues related to the cause. 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 boards of INROADS and Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Orlando.
Lorraine 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 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 master's degree in computer science from Boston University and a bachelor's degree in computational mathematics from DePauw University.
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