Vice President, Strategy and Business Development, Space Systems
Stephanie Dickman is Vice President, Strategy and Business Development, for the Space business within the Space and Airborne Systems segment at L3Harris Technologies – over a $2B business delivering advanced space systems, space payloads, ground control technology, space superiority and geospatial solutions, and information analytics for the U.S. government and other international customers.
With 30 years of experience in the defense and aerospace industry, Dickman is a multi-dimensional leader with a strong technical background that includes engineering, operations, and strategy, combined with program and business experience. Throughout her career, Dickman has managed several space-based programs for military and intelligence customers.
She has led a $120 million U.S. government classified space business, as well as an assembly and operations department with 160 employees in multiple locations.
Dickman joined L3Harris with the company’s 2015 acquisition of Exelis Inc., becoming the Vice President of Strategy and Business Development for the Space and Intelligence Systems business. In this role, she led overall segment strategy, marketing, communications, innovation, R&D, and strategic accounts & campaigns. In her current role, she is laser focused on the front end of the business to include segment level strategy, capture excellence and campaigns, strategic engagement, sales operations and proposal execution.
Dickman has mentored many women throughout her career and has a natural ability to identify and nurture talent as well as develop highly effective organizations. She is a member of Women in Aerospace, the executive sponsor for the L3Harris Women’s Network, and was executive sponsor for the Harris 2019 United Way campaign. Stephanie is in her fifth year as a Board Trustee at the Rochester Museum & Science Center.
In her previous work with the Young Entrepreneur Academy in Rochester, N.Y., she served as an executive mentor to students developing small businesses through innovative product development.
Dickman holds a Bachelor of Science degree in physics from the State University of New York at Geneseo and a Master of Science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Virginia.