Jim Taiclet Joins Lockheed Martin as Our New President and CEO

On June 15, we welcomed Jim Taiclet as our new president and CEO. Jim succeeds Marillyn A. Hewson, who has served as chairman, president and CEO since 2014 and president and CEO since 2013. Jim is an experienced chief executive, military veteran and pilot and is widely regarded as one of America’s most successful CEOs. He will continue to serve as a member of the corporation’s board, which he joined in 2018. Marillyn is now executive chairman of the Lockheed Martin board of directors.

For the past couple of years serving on Lockheed Martin's board of directors, I've seen first-hand much of the incredible work across this corporation providing the tools for a strong national defense and advancing scientific progress. So when I was asked to become president and CEO, it was a call-to-service that I had to answer. - Jim Taiclet, President and CEO

Jim served as chairman, president and CEO of American Tower Corporation starting in 2004 and as CEO in 2003. During that time, American Tower grew significantly and increased its market capitalization from approximately $2 billion to approximately $100 billion. Jim guided the company's transformation from a primarily U.S. business to a global player in its industry.

Lockheed Martin’s 110,000 employees are proud to welcome him and advance our mission to solve complex challenges, advance scientific discovery and deliver innovative solutions to help our customers keep people safe.


James D. Taiclet, Chairman, President & CEO
James D. Taiclet
President & CEO

James Taiclet is president and chief executive officer of Lockheed Martin Corporation. He joined the company in this role in June 2020 and has been a director on the Lockheed Martin board of directors since January 2018.

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