Northrop Grumman taps chief diversity officer
Kenny Robinson joined defense contractor in 2007
Falls Church-based Fortune 500 defense contractor Northrop Grumman Corp. has promoted Kenny Robinson to vice president and chief diversity officer, effective May 31.
Robinson will be responsible for advancing Northrop Grumman’s diversity, equity and inclusion strategy and programs, the company’s corporate citizenship, DEI and ethics programs, as well as serve as president of the Northrop Grumman Foundation. He is based in California.
Robinson is currently vice president of engineering and sciences for a division in Northrop Grumman’s missions systems sector and has previously led organizations within the company’s space business. He joined Northrop Grumman in 2007 after retiring as a colonel from the Air Force, a career that culminated in his command of the Global Positioning System Control Segment Group, according to Northrop Grumman spokesperson Vic Beck.
He succeeds Sandra Evers-Manly, who is retiring in June after a 40-year career with Northrop Grumman.
Robinson holds a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences from the U.S. Air Force Academy and a master’s degree in applied management from Lesley University.