Jim Garrettson, CEO of Executive Mosaic, Presents Kathy Warden, CEO of Northrop Grumman, Her Fourth Wash100 Award

Kathy Warden (L) and Jim Garrettson (R)

Jim Garrettson, founder and CEO of Executive Mosaic, presented Kathy Warden, chief executive officer of Northrop Grumman, with her fourth Wash100 Award on Monday.

Executive Mosaic recognizes Warden for leading Northrop’s enterprise services, four operating sectors and securing major contracts for the company. We are pleased to present the most coveted award in government contracting to Kathy Warden.

Warden joined the company as the vice president and general manager of the cyber intelligence division in 2008. She held that role for four years before becoming corporate vice president of the information systems sector in January 2013. Warden served as the president and chief operating officer of Northrop from September 2017 until her appointment as CEO in January 2019.

Previously, Warden served General Dynamics as vice president of intelligence systems between 1999 and 2008. She was the senior manager of General Electric from 1993 to 1999. She also held leadership positions with the Veridian Corporation.

Warden 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. She earned a bachelor’s degree from James Madison University in 1992 and a master’s degree in business administration from George Washington University in 1999.

About the Wash100

The Wash100 award, now in its sixth year, recognizes the most influential executives in the GovCon industry as selected by the Executive Mosaic team in tandem with online nominations from the GovCon community. Representing the best of the private and public sector, the winners demonstrate superior leadership, innovation, reliability, achievement and vision.

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