Mar 23, 2012

Aeronautics Industry Executive Appointed to INROADS National Board

Lorraine Martin has been appointed to serve on the INROADS Board of Directors, the leading provider of corporate internships and leadership development for underserved students in the nation. Martin currently serves as vice president and deputy, F-35 program at Lockheed Martin’s Aeronautics Company, the nation’s largest Department of Defense acquisition program.  As vice president, she supports all areas of the F-35 Lightning II fighter aircraft program ensuring the successful completion of System Development and Demonstration flight testing, aircraft production delivery, and global deployment and sustainment of the F-35 for the U.S. Air Force, Marine Corps, Navy, and eight partner countries.

“We take pride in the level of success and diversity of experiences among our board members,” shares Maria R. Morris, INROADS Chairwoman of the Board of Directors and executive vice president, MetLife. “Lorraine has earned a well deserved reputation as a leader at Lockheed Martin, and her presence on the board will continue to drive our mission as we develop future engineers.”

Martin previously served as vice president of the Lockheed Martin C-130 program, the longest continuously running military aircraft production line in aviation history. Additionally, she lead the C-5 program and Lockheed Martin Flight Solutions, where she was responsible for aircrew training programs for the U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command, C-130 aircrew training, and F-16, F-22 and F-15 pilot training. Martin also held several other positions, including vice president and deputy of the Lockheed Martin Integrated Systems & Solutions and vice president, Aerospace Information Operations.

Prior to Lockheed, Ms. Martin served as an officer in the United States Air Force holding various leadership positions for software intensive technology and development programs with a focus on computer security and Expert Decision Systems.

Martin has a Bachelor of Arts in Computational Mathematics from DePauw University and a Master of Science in Computer Science from Boston University.