The Women in Aerospace (WIA) national organization presented its 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award to Julie A. Sattler, a vice president and general manager of Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company (SSC), during a Nov. 1 ceremony in Washington, D.C.
A nonprofit organization, WIA is dedicated to expanding women’s opportunities for leadership and to increasing their visibility within the aerospace community.
Sattler, a 27-year Lockheed Martin employee, was recognized for her leadership in the development of space-based communication systems that protect warfighters worldwide and for her contributions to the advancement of future leaders.
“We are proud to have Julie on our team and we congratulate her on receiving this prestigious award,” said Joanne Maguire, executive vice president of Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company. “Her technical achievements, leadership skills, passion for mentoring and devotion to operational excellence exemplify her commitment to our industry and those who choose careers in aerospace.”
Sattler currently serves as a vice president and general manager of one of SSC’s largest lines of business focused on developing some of the most sophisticated space systems for sensitive national security.
Sattler has achieved many firsts during her career with Lockheed Martin. She previously served as the first female vice president of SSC’s engineering organization and as the vice president and program manager of a multi-billion dollar military communications satellite program, known at the Advanced Extremely High Frequency system, another first for a female at Lockheed Martin. Sattler also successfully delivered other critical programs, including Milstar and the Defense Satellite Communications System.
Sattler earned bachelor’s degree in Aeronautical Engineering from San Jose State University and is a graduate of the Executive Program Management Course at the Defense Systems Management College, the Harvard Program for Senior Executives in National and International Security and Lockheed Martin Executive Development and Leadership Program.
Sattler also mentors a host of early and mid-career Lockheed Martin professionals and is actively involved in several organizations including the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Society of Women Engineers and the National Defense Industrial Association.
Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) is a global security company that employs about 126,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The Corporation’s 2010 sales from continuing operations were $45.7 billion.
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Nov. 2, 2011