Kathy Warden, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President, Northrop Grumman Corporation, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President, Northrop Grumman Corporation

Kathy Warden

Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President

Northrop Grumman Corporation

Kathy Warden is chairman, chief executive officer and president of Northrop Grumman Corporation. She was elected chairman of the Northrop Grumman Board of Directors on August 1, 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. Her role encompassed all aspects of the company’s operations, including leading engagement with the senior customer community and partners around the globe. She also led the integration of Northrop Grumman’s Innovation Systems sector.


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. Currently, she serves as the chair of the Board of Directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond and is a member of the Catalyst Board of Directors and the James Madison University Board of Visitors. 


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