Lockheed Martin Announces Black Engineer Of The Year Award Winners

Bethesda, MD, 02/23/2009 -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] engineers and scientists received 30 prestigious awards at the 23rd annual Black Engineer of the Year Awards (BEYA) held in Baltimore, Md., on February 21. Lockheed Martin is a sponsor of the awards and Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Robert J. Stevens delivered the keynote address at the event.

"Engineers are the heart of our company," Stevens said. "Our success flows from their talents, their energy and their ability to innovate. We take great pride in the accomplishments of our engineers—and all of our employees—but we're especially pleased when their work is recognized by such a highly regarded organization as BEYA. On behalf of all 146,000 Lockheed Martin employees, I extend congratulations to the winners and our thanks to BEYA."

Among the winners was Nikki Boone, Senior Electronics Engineer at Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company in Fort Worth, Tex., who received the Black Engineer of the Year Community Service Award. Boone's community outreach efforts have included educational initiatives and programs in the Fort Worth public schools and hands-on building projects in New Orleans' Gentilly and Upper Ninth Ward areas.

Twenty-nine Lockheed Martin employees also were named 2009 Modern-Day Technology Leaders, who are considered rising stars in shaping the future of engineering, science, and technology. These awardees include:

Ayonike Akingbade, Software Engineer, Leadership Development Program, Transportation & Security Solutions, Information Systems & Global Services
Adolphus Andrews, Jr., F-22 Raptor Combined Test Force Test Operations Manager, Aeronautics
Melinda Au, Engineer, Leadership Development Program, Maritime Systems and Sensors, Electronic Systems
Tamara Baptiste, Project Manager/Systems Engineer Lead, Transportation & Security Solutions, Information Systems & Global Services
Christopher Barr, Engineer, Leadership Development Program, Maritime Systems and Sensors, Electronic Systems
Elza (Jamel) Bearyman, Embedded Software Engineer, Senior, Maritime Systems and Sensors, Electronic Systems
Ernestine Bryant, Project Engineering Senior Manager, Enterprise Solutions & Services, Information Systems & Global Services
Jermaine LeVar Coburn, Systems Engineer, Staff, Missiles & Fire Control, Electronic Systems
Shana Craft, Project Engineer, Staff, Enterprise Operations
Setrige Crawford, Operational Excellence Group, Senior Manager, Space Systems Company
Camille Dunn, Systems Engineer, Senior Staff, Enterprise Integration Group, Information Systems & Global Services
Gerald Gaskins, Program Management, Director, Enterprise Solutions & Services, Information Systems & Global Services
Traviss Green, Systems Engineer, Staff, Information Systems & Global Services
Hugh Hardy, F-22 Systems Engineer, Deputy Director, Aeronautics
Tiwanna Hayes, Compliance and Governance Integrated Product Team Lead, Aeronautics
Jennifer Hayward, Systems Engineer, Senior, Enterprise Solutions & Services, Information Systems & Global Services
Vincent T. Hill, Aeronautical Engineer, Senior Staff, Aeronautics
Rashadd Hines, Information Assurance Engineer, Staff, Global Security Solutions, Information Systems & Global Services
Tochi L. Iheagwara, Technical Assistant to Vice President/Senior Project, Systems Integration-Owego, Electronic Systems
Uldrick Jean, Project Engineer, Staff, Information Systems & Global Services
Ebony Jones, Embedded Software Engineer, Maritime Systems and Sensors, Electronic Systems
Everett (Donnell) Jordan, Systems Engineer, Senior, Maritime Systems and Sensors, Electronic Systems
Jason Lennon, Computer Systems Analyst, Senior, Information Systems & Global Services
Paul Neves, Software Engineer, Senior Staff, Mission & Combat Support Solutions, Information Systems & Global Services
Abdul Nuhu, Systems Engineer, Senior, Missiles & Fire Control, Electronic Systems
Keenan Quarles, Design Engineer, Senior, Space Systems Company
Melissa Simmons, Software Engineer, Staff, Global Security Solutions, Information Systems & Global Services
Karla Spencer-George, Software Engineer, Senior, Maritime Systems and Sensors, Electronic Systems
Jesse Witherspoon, Information Assurance Engineer, Manager, Information Systems & Global Services

Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security company that employs about 146,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The corporation reported 2008 sales of $42.7 billion.

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