Kathy J. Warden stands at the helm of Northrop Grumman Corporation, serving as its Chair, Chief Executive Officer, and President. With a wealth of experience in both the aerospace and defense sectors, Warden has steered the company towards new heights since assuming leadership roles within its ranks.

Having been elected chair of the Northrop Grumman Board of Directors in 2019, Warden's tenure as CEO and president commenced on January 1, 2019. Prior to ascending to these positions, she served as the company's president and chief operating officer, overseeing its four sectors and leading the integration of the Orbital ATK acquisition.

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Warden's journey to the top of Northrop Grumman's leadership ladder is marked by a distinguished career trajectory. With extensive experience in operational leadership and business development, she has held key positions at General Dynamics, Veridian Corporation, and General Electric, showcasing her versatility and strategic acumen across various industries.

A graduate of James Madison University with a bachelor's degree and George Washington University with an MBA, Warden's educational background complements her professional accomplishments. Her expertise in cybersecurity and information technology has been instrumental in driving Northrop Grumman's innovation agenda and enhancing its capabilities in a rapidly evolving digital landscape.

Beyond her role at Northrop Grumman, Warden's influence extends to various board memberships and industry affiliations. She serves on the Board of Directors of Merck & Co., Inc. and Catalyst, demonstrating her commitment to fostering collaboration and driving positive change across different sectors.

Warden's dedication to public service is reflected in her involvement with organizations such as the Greater Washington Partnership and the Aerospace Industries Association. Her contributions to these forums underscore her commitment to advancing the interests of both the aerospace and defense industries and the broader community.

Recognized as one of the "most powerful women" in Washington, D.C., by Washingtonian magazine, Warden's leadership and influence are widely acknowledged within the industry. Her inclusion in Fortune's and CEOWORLD magazine's lists further solidify her status as a formidable leader in the corporate world.

As Kathy J. Warden continues to chart the course for Northrop Grumman's future, her visionary leadership and strategic vision will undoubtedly play a pivotal role in shaping the company's trajectory and driving innovation in the aerospace and defense sectors.