Sheila C. Cheston has come on board at Northrop Grumman (NYSE:NOC) to serve as corporate vice president and general counsel.
She takes over for Stephen D. Yslas, who is retiring Dec. 31, 2010.
Yslas will remain on as corporate vice president with the company until his retirement.
“We are delighted to welcome Sheila Cheston, a seasoned and highly respected general counsel and industry leader, to our senior management team, ” CEO Wes Bush said. “She brings broad-based legal and strategic expertise to her new position, including many years as a senior executive in the aerospace industry and in government. She will play a significant role in our drive to improve performance and deliver value for our shareholders, customers and employees.”