Northrop Grumman CEO Kathy Warden to chair Aerospace Industries Association board
Huntington Ingalls Industries CEO Mike Petters will serve as vice chair for 2021
The Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) announced Tuesday it has named Northrop Grumman Chairman, President and CEO Kathy Warden to serve as the chair of the AIA’s board of governors for 2021. Mike Petters, president and CEO of Newport News-based Huntington Ingalls Industries, will serve as vice chairman.
Since 1919, the AIA has served as the voice for the aerospace industry and currently has more than 300 member companies.
“I’m honored to take on this role on behalf of AIA’s members,” Warden said in a statement. “The aerospace and defense industry remains dedicated to our customers during these unprecedented times, and we will continue to be a driver for the global economy — strengthening our industry’s current and future workforce, sustaining the supply chain and investing in technology and innovation.”
Based in Falls Church, Northrop Grumman is a Fortune 500 Northrop Grumman is an aerospace and defense contractor that employs more than 90,000 people. The company reported $33.8 billion in 2019 revenue.
The AIA’s board of governors meets twice a year, and the organization’s executive board meets more frequently. Other members of the executive committee from Virginia include:
- Tom Arseneault, president and CEO, BAE Systems, Arlington
- Thomas Bell, president and CEO Rolls-Royce North America, Reston
- Roger Krone, chairman and CEO, Leidos Corp., Reston
- Phebe Novakovic, chairman and CEO, General Dynamics Corp., Reston