Joanne Maguire

Joanne Maguire

Former Executive

Joanne Maguire currently serves as independent director on the boards of TetraTech, Visteon Corporation and CommScope Holding Company. Active in her support of non-profits, Ms. Maguire serves on the Dean’s Executive Board at UCLA’s Samueli School of Engineering.

Ms. Maguire retired from Lockheed Martin Corporation in May 2013 after nearly seven years leading its Space sector. LM Space, with 2012 sales of more than $8 billion, develops human space flight systems; satellites for remote sensing, navigation and communications; strategic and missile defense systems; and interplanetary spacecraft.

She joined Lockheed Martin in 2003 initially leading its sensitive national security space system efforts; and subsequently served as deputy to the President of LM Space, assisting with the full range of general management duties, until assuming that leadership role in 2006.

Previously, Ms Maguire enjoyed a productive 28 year career at TRW’s Space & Electronics sector (now part of Northrop Grumman) assuming progressively responsible leadership roles in engineering & technology, programs, manufacturing, and business development, culminating in her appointment as deputy to the sector CEO.

Ms. Maguire was named numerous times to Fortune magazine’s annual list of “50 Most Powerful Women in Business.” She is the first woman to receive the prestigious International von Karman Wings Award presented by the California Institute of Technology in 2010. In 2009, the Society of Women Engineers awarded her their Upward Mobility Award for pioneering work in aerospace engineering and diversity management. UCLA named Ms. Maguire their Engineering Alumna of the Year in 2017; and, in 2022, she received the General James E. Hill Lifetime Space Achievement Award from Space Foundation.

Ms. Maguire earned a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Michigan State University and a master’s degree in engineering from UCLA. She also completed the executive program in management at UCLA’s Anderson School of Management. She is a fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics, and in 2011 was elected to the National Academy of Engineering.

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