Lockheed Names Sondra Barbour IS&GS EVP, Rick Ambrose Space Systems EVP

Sondra Barbour
Sondra Barbour

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has promoted 26-year company veteran Sondra Barbour and 13-year company veteran Rick Ambrose to the executive vice president ranks, the company said Thursday.

Rick Ambrose
Rick Ambrose

Effective April 1, Barbour will serve as EVP for the information systems and global solutions business unit and Ambrose will hold the same title for the space systems unit, where he currently serves as a VP.

Barbour, currently senior VP and chief information officer since 2008, will succeed Linda Gooden and Ambrose will succeed Joanne Maguire as both Gooden and Maguire are retiring from the company.

“They (Gooden and Maguire) leave strong legacies and we wish them the best in their retirements, ” said Marillyn Hewson, CEO and president.

Hewson said that Barbour has focused for much of her career on defining the company’s cybersecurity infrastructure and deploying technology offerings.

Linda Gooden
Linda Gooden

“Rick and Sondra are talented, well-rounded and experienced business leaders, and I am confident that they will help us remain focused on delivering for our customers and growing the business, ” Hewson said.

Joanne Maguire
Joanne Maguire

According to Lockheed, Barbour worked with Gooden to develop a new cybersecurity business model and provide products and services to government and commercial customers.

She has also led Lockheed’s corporate shared services and internal audit functions.

Ambrose joined the company in 2000 and previously led the IS&GS-national business and held other positions in the space systems and mission systems and sensors business.

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