Kathy Warden is chair, chief executive officer and president of Northrop Grumman Corporation. She was elected chairman of the Northrop Grumman Board of Directors in 2019 and has served as CEO and president since January 1, 2019. She was elected to the company’s Board of Directors in 2018.
Prior to becoming CEO and president, Warden served as president and chief operating officer, responsible for the operational management of the company’s four sectors as well as its enterprise services organization. She also led the integration of Northrop Grumman’s Orbital ATK acquisition.
Previously, she served as corporate vice president and president of Northrop Grumman’s Mission Systems and Information Systems sectors.
Warden has extensive experience in operational leadership and business development in government and commercial markets. Prior to joining Northrop Grumman in 2008, Warden held leadership roles at General Dynamics and the Veridian Corporation, she was a principal in a venture internet firm, and she spent nearly a decade with the General Electric Company working in commercial industries.
Warden earned a bachelor’s degree from James Madison University and a master’s degree in business administration from George Washington University. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of Merck & Co., Inc. and Catalyst. She serves as vice chair of the Greater Washington Partnership as well as the Aspen Cyber Security Group. Warden is an active member of both the Aerospace Industries Association and the Business Roundtable. She is also the recipient of the prestigious 2022 Deming Cup for Operational Excellence.
Northrop Grumman is a technology company, focused on global security and human discovery. Our pioneering solutions equip our customers with capabilities they need to connect, advance, and protect the U.S. and its allies. Driven by a shared purpose to solve our customers’ toughest problems, our 90,000 employees define possible every day.