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Northrop Grumman CEO named chairman of its board

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Kathy J. Warden, the CEO of Falls Church-based Northrop Grumman Corp., has been elected chairman of its board of directors.

The change will take effect on Aug 1.

She succeeds Wes Bush, the company’s former CEO, who has been chairman since July 2011. Bush will retire from the company and resign from the board on July 31.

Warden became CEO and president of the aerospace and defense technology company on Jan 1. She was elected to the board of directors in 2018.

Before becoming CEO, Warden was president and chief operating officer of the company, responsible for the operational management of its four operating sectors as well as its enterprise services organization.

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