THE MUSES of the California Science Center Foundation celebrated its annual Woman of the Year luncheon on April 11, 2018 at the Jonathan Town Club, honoring Joanne Maguire, retired Executive Vice President of Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company.
Proceeds from THE MUSES Woman of the Year luncheon help to fund the California Science and Engineering Fair and education programming for underserved children through the Hands-On Science Camp and Community Youth Programs of the California Science Center Foundation.
Ms. Maguire currently serves as independent director on the boards of CommScope Holding Company, Inc., Visteon Corporation and TetraTech where she sits on each board’s Nominating & Governance Committee. Active in her support of non-profits, Ms. Maguire is a board member for Draper Laboratory, an independent non-profit research and development organization, and for the Dean’s Executive Board of UCLA’s Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science.
She retired as leader of Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company in May 2013 with 2012 sales of more than $8 billion. The company provides government and commercial customers products that include human space flight systems; satellites for remote sensing, navigation and communications; strategic and missile defense systems; and interplanetary spacecraft.
She 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 2009, the Society of Women Engineers awarded her their Upward Mobility Award for pioneering work in aerospace engineering and diversity management. UCLA named her Engineering Alumna of the Year in 2017.
Ms. Maguire earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical 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 and in 2011 was elected to the National Academy of Engineering.