Lisa wood

Lisa Wood

Senior Director, Civil Space
BAE Systems

Lisa Wood is the senior director of Civil Space within the Strategic Operations strategic capability unit for BAE Systems, Inc. Space & Mission Systems. In this role, Wood is responsible for growing the sector’s civil space portfolio, including driving strategy, customer and stakeholder engagements in Washington, D.C., and expanding opportunities in the market area. She also leads the Strategic Operations’ civil space team and partners across the enterprise.

Previously, she served as the director of strategy implementation for the Civil Space strategic business unit. In this role, she worked across the organization to develop plans and processes in support of the business area’s strategic goals and new opportunities. She started at the company as the director of space sciences, where she was responsible for key customer and stakeholder engagement in the Washington D.C. area and beyond.

Wood has over 35 years of experience in the industry. She served as a senior technologist in the office of the chief technologist at NASA Headquarters in Washington, D.C. In this role, Wood was the liaison to the NASA Science Mission Directorate, providing strategic planning to ensure technology investments within each science division were aligned with current space policy, Decadal Survey recommendations and agency priorities. Prior to that role, Wood was the associate director of mission planning and technology development at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center for the NASA Earth Sciences Division. In this position, she directed the division’s activities associated with the definition, development, and implementation of airborne and space mission concepts for competed and directed opportunities.

Wood holds a B.S. in aerospace engineering from the University of Michigan, an M.A. in science, technology and public policy from George Washington University and an M.A. in secondary education, mathematics from Trinity College.

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