Forty Three Lockheed Martin Employees Receive 2013 Women of Color STEM Awards

DALLAS, Oct. 21, 2013 – Forty three Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] employees are among the recipients of the 2013 Women of Color Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Awards hosted by CCG’s Women of Color Magazine. The following employees were honored at the Women of Color STEM Conference October 17-19 in Dallas, Texas:

  • Iris Bombelyn, Vice President and Program Management of Mobile User Objective System (MUOS), Space Systems Company, (Sunnyvale, CA), who received the Career Achievement Award. Bombelyn began her 29-year career in the aerospace and defense industry by serving as the first woman engineer on the famed Titan Rocket launch team.
  • Sarah Travelute, Senior Manager, Program Management- Sub-Contracts, Missiles & Fire Control, (Orlando, FL), who received the Managerial Leadership Award. Travelute has 21 years of professional experience holding such key roles at Lockheed Martin as Deputy Director for the Tactical Missiles Procurement and International Subcontract Management – United Kingdom. 

Seven Lockheed Martin employees received Technology All Star Awards recognizing women of color in mid-career and above stages demonstrating excellence in the workplace and in their communities:

  • Katherine Clinton, Lead Member Engineering Staff, Mission Systems & Training, (Moorestown, NJ)
  • Shirley Long, Software Engineering Senior Manager, IS&GS, (Richland, WA)
  • Valencia Mance, Program Manager, IS&GS, (Arlington, VA)
  • Susan Pergrem, Systems Engineer Senior Staff, IS&GS, (San Jose, CA)
  • Maria Rivera, Contracts Senior Manager, Mission Systems & Training, (Moorestown, NJ)
  • Nita Robertson-Smith, Project Management & Planning Operations Representative Senior Staff, IS&GS, (Arlington, VA)
  • Alesia Tisdall, Systems Administrator Senior Staff, IS&GS, (Washington, DC)

Thirty four Lockheed Martin employees received Technology Rising Star Awards recognizing early career employees helping to shape technology for the future:

  • Anisha Anthony, Multi-Functional Financial Analyst Staff, Mission Systems & Training, (Baltimore, MD)
  • Michelle Araya, Operations Engineer, Missiles & Fire Control, (Orlando, FL)
  • Grace Auyeung, Engineering Planner Senior, Mission Systems & Training, (Moorestown, NJ)
  • Linda Baek, Senior Mechanical Engineer, Space Systems Company, (Sunnyvale, CA)
  • Letia Barnes, Procurement Planning & Control Senior, Mission Systems & Training, (Moorestown, NJ)
  • Ayannah Buford, Project Lead, IS&GS, (Rockville, MD)
  • Heather Booze, Systems Engineer, IS&GS, (Lanham, MD)
  • Janice Burns, Systems Engineer - Field Technical Specialist Senior, Missiles & Fire Control, (Camden, AR)
  • Lori Charles, Systems Engineer Staff, IS&GS, (Rockville, MD)
  • Donna Childs, Project Specialist Staff, Mission Systems & Training, (Moorestown, NJ)
  • LaChelle Fields, Systems Engineer Senior, IS&GS, (Houston, TX)
  • Rachel Gambin, Project Engineer Senior, Missiles & Fire Control, (Orlando, FL)
  • Terri Gomez, Data Management Technical Lead, IS&GS, (Littleton, CO)
  • Annitta Haywood, Tester/Integrator, IS&GS, (Rockville, MD)
  • Michelle Helaire, Information Assurance Manager, IS&GS, (Fairfax, VA)
  • Avery Huggins, Project Manager, IS&GS, (Rockville, MD)
  • Carol Y. Hung, Manager, IS&GS, (Arlington, VA)
  • Ammu Irivinti, System Engineer, IS&GS, (Gaithersburg, MD)
  • Madiha Jafri, Senior Member Engineering Staff, Mission Systems & Training, (Moorestown, NJ)
  • Anne Jobmann, Cyber Intel Analyst Senior Staff, IS&GS, (Hanover, MD)
  • Regina Juarez, Health Scientist Associate Manager, IS&GS, (Houston, TX)
  • Azita Kaovasia, Project Management & Planning Operations Manager, IS&GS, (Arlington, VA)
  • Megan Lewis, Systems Engineer, IS&GS, (San Jose, CA)
  • Kathryn Martinez, Project Specialist Senior Staff, Mission Systems &Training, (Moorestown, NJ)
  • Kristan Morris, Systems Engineer - Field Tech Specialist Senior, Missiles & Fire Control, (Camden, AR)
  • Margaret Nguyen, Technical Program Manager, IS&GS, (Arlington, VA)
  • Nicole Plair, Deputy Program Manager, IS&GS, (Rockville, MD)
  • Nicole Powell, Cyber Intelligence Analyst, IS&GS, (Houston, TX)
  • Meena Rork, Program Management Manager, IS&GS, (Rockville, MD)
  • Shanthi Saravana, Technical Project Manager, IS&GS, (Arlington, VA)
  • Natarajan Senthilvadivu, Technical Project Manager, IS&GS, (Washington, D.C.)
  • Sejal Shah, Software Quality Engineering Manager, Missiles & Fire Control, (Orlando, FL)
  • Dana Smith, Quality Engineer Senior Staff, Missiles & Fire Control, (Dallas, TX)
  • Sheena Studdard, Integration Test Engineer, IS&GS, (Lanham, MD)

Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs about 116,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The Corporation’s net sales for 2012 were $47.2 billion.               

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