Chief Executive Leadership Institute Honors Lockheed’s Marillyn Hewson

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Marillyn A. Hewson, Lockheed Martin

The Yale School of Management’s Chief Executive Leadership Institute has awarded Marillyn A. Hewson, chairman, president and CEO of Lockheed Martin, the Legend in Leadership Award.

The award was presented at the Yale CEO Caucus in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 12 by David Abney, chairman and chief executive officer of UPS, and by Yale Corp. fellow Kevin Ryan, founder and chairman of MongoDB.

Caucus organizer Jeffrey Sonnenfeld, senior associate dean for leadership studies at the Yale School of Management, said:

“Marillyn Hewson, consistently rated at the top of all lists of the world’s most powerful women business leaders, is as successful and principled as she is powerful. Her accomplishments and integrity earned her the CEO position three years ago, and Lockheed Martin’s market cap has more than doubled since then. Strategically, she has fortified the firm’s strength in military defense technology. In Connecticut, we’re thrilled with her $9 billion acquisition of the legendary Sikorsky Aircraft last year, making Lockheed Martin the No. 1 builder of military helicopters and a leading force in unmanned aircraft.”

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