Our Employees Making the Difference
Volunteering is part of Lockheed Martin’s DNA. Whether through duty in the Armed Forces or community outreach where we live and work, the Lockheed Martin team knows what it means to give back.
With 110,000 employees across the globe, the impact of our volunteer work through community service is extensive. In 2019, 7,084 Lockheed Martin employees volunteered 500,000 hours of service. And 1,779 employees were awarded the United States President’s Volunteer Service Award (PVSA) for volunteering 100 hours or more in the calendar year.
Meet Anthony, Elena, Judy, Brian, and Chelsea -- just a small sample of all the thousands of good stories our employees have.
Anthony Eichler, Contracts Negotiator
Anthony is an outdoors enthusiast who is driven to make the world a cleaner place. As a wildlife enthusiast, he believes humans have a duty to protect creatures that cannot protect themselves. He is the driving force behind the Spur 341 Lockheed Boulevard cleanups in partnership with the Tarrant County Young Marines, adopter of Magnolia Street in Fairmount, and an active participant in the City of Fort Worth composting program.
“Cleaning up the world is incredibly important to me because we only get one planet,” Anthony said. “There is a saying, There is no planet B. I’d like you to remember this: Our actions, no matter how small, have big impacts. Reduce first, then reuse, then recycle.”
Elena Lucas, Materials and Process Engineer
Elena, a materials and processes engineer, has always been interested in volunteering and photojournalism. She was able to blend her passions through supporting the American Red Cross (ARC). She supported the ARC’s media team as a volunteer photographer, which allowed her to help people to tell their stories.
"I believe in the power of community work, and I am passionate about building inclusive, diverse, and supportive opportunities for people," Elena said. "I was able to apply my knowledge, connect many shared experiences, and provide solutions in a meaningful way."
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Judy Conrad, Senior Program Manager
Judy is a volunteering inspiration! As part of Lockheed Martin’s Diversity and Inclusion Employee Network, she has encouraged thousands of students to follow their science, technology, engineering, and math education interest. She also volunteers her time for the American Heath Association and United Way.
“I volunteer for the Hearth of Florida United Way because nearly 50% of the households in Orlando struggle to make ends meet,” Judy said. “The time I give, and my donations can make a difference in someone’s life in my community.”
She also encourages her colleagues to follow their volunteer interests and invites them to be part of a community service effort.
Bryan Senchuk, Engineering Leadership Development Program
Bryan was in middle school when he began regularly volunteering at the Chicago Police Department’s and Northwest Special Recreation Association. Upon joining Lockheed Martin, he was excited to learn about the breadth of volunteer opportunities between STEM Outreach and Diversity & Inclusion and how his fellow employees support interests of importance to them and the corporation.
“My parents are my inspiration. They demonstrated the importance of helping others and giving back to the community.” Bryan said. “My parents started a family tradition every Christmas morning we deliver meals to local families, and my parents say that helping people is just what you do.”
Chelsea Partridge, Systems Integration and Test Engineer
Volunteering is a passion for Chelsea and she has been supporting her community most of her life. Her mother inspired her to volunteer. She started when she was young at the local library, and as she grew older, she found her two big passions: science and space.
She is now the President of the Missile, Space, and Range Pioneers, a volunteer-run nonprofit which provides social, networking, and education opportunities for space and defense professionals. She also volunteers through FIRST robotics and local community organizations for non-STEM volunteering.
Chelsea has an excellent recommendation for the ones who want to start volunteering, “Just do it! Think about what interests you, start in your comfort zone, or challenge yourself and participate; you will find every experience rewarding.”