Lockheed Martin Executive Vice President to Speak May 15 at Denver Executive Luncheon

Note to Editors: Reporters or photographers interested in attending the event should contact Emily Narvaes Wilmsen at (970) 491-2336 or Emily.Wilmsen@colostate.edu.

Joanne Maguire, executive vice president of Lockheed Martin Space Systems Co., will speak at Colorado State University’s Denver Executive Luncheon on May 15.

Maguire, one of the highest ranking women at the company and one of Fortune magazine’s 50 most powerful women, will discuss "The Evolving Workforce and the War for Talent." The event will begin at noon in the Seawell Grand Ballroom, Denver Performing Arts Complex, 1050 13th St.

The Denver Executive Luncheon brings together alumni, corporate leaders, friends and parents who have an interest in Colorado State to hear about current trends in business. Reservations are required and space is limited. Individual seats are $100, and table sponsorships are available for $750 and $1,500 (tables of eight).

Maguire oversees business operations of about 18,000 Lockheed Martin employees throughout the country including Denver and Jefferson counties. Roughly 9,350 Lockheed Martin employees work in Colorado; about 3,900 work for Space Systems.

The company continues to grow in Colorado under Maguire’s leadership: In 2005, Lockheed Martin and Boeing announced a 50/50 joint venture called United Launch Alliance to be based at Lockheed Martin’s Waterton Canyon facility in Jefferson County. Some 350 Boeing employees are being transferred from Huntington Beach, Calif., to join the Alliance’s 1,000 employees in the Denver area.

Prior to becoming executive vice president at Lockheed Martin, Maguire was deputy and vice president of Space Systems Co. where she also served as vice president, special programs, focusing on sensitive national security space system developments.

Previously, she served in a number of roles at TRW Space & Electronics, now Northrop Grumman Space Technology, most recently as deputy and vice president of business development. Between 1975 and 2003, she rose through a succession of positions including vice president and general manager of the Space & Laser Programs and Space & Technology divisions.

Maguire obtained her bachelor’s from Michigan State University and her master’s from the University of California at Los Angeles. She is a director on the boards of the Space Foundation and INROADS Inc. and is a member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and the Society of Women Engineers.

To purchase tickets for the luncheon, contact the University Events & Protocol office in Fort Collins at (970) 491-4601 or via e-mail at events@ua.colostate.edu.