2013 October Chapter Meeting
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The New Reality: Adapting to Change in an Evolving Business Climate
Wednesday, October 16, 2013  | 5:00pm - 7:30pm | Cobb Galleria Centre

During her presentation, Shan Cooper, VP & GM of Lockheed Martin’s Marietta, Ga., 6,200-employee aircraft production and sustainment operation, will discuss the unique business environment in which she balances her operations among multiple international customers and her largest customer: the U.S. Government. She will address the impact of working with military partners, U.S. and foreign governments with their complicated decision-making and budgetary processes, and the impact of all of this on her people, productivity, supply chain and, ultimately, the company’s success in both domestic and international markets.

Speaker: Shan Cooper, VP & GM, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics

Shan Cooper is Vice President of Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company and General Manager of the company’s Marietta, Ga., facility. She is also responsible for the company’s subassembly sites in Meridian, Miss., and Clarksburg, W.Va. In addition, she serves as the company’s Vice President of Business Ethics. She was named to her current position in January 2011. As General Manager, she is responsible for the more than 7,000-employee Marietta operation, which designs, produces, modifies and maintains military aircraft for the United States and countries around the world. Marietta programs include the C-130J Super Hercules, F-22 Raptor, P-3 Orion, C-5M Super Galaxy and F 35 Lightning II. Earlier, Mrs. Cooper held leadership positions with Lucent Technologies and consulted with other Fortune 500 companies. She has received several national honors, including the Women of Color in Technology Corporate Responsibility Award and the YWCA Tribute to Women of Achievement. She was named to Diversity MBA Magazine’s 2009 Top 100 Under 50 Executives and as one of Georgia Trend Magazine’s Most Influential Georgians in 2012 and 2013. She also received the 2013 Pioneer Award from US Black Engineer & Information Technology Magazine. She holds an MBA from the Roberto C. Goizueta Business School at Emory University and is a graduate of the Rutgers Global Executive Masters in Human Resource Leadership Program.

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