ITT Exelis executive Judy Smith named to Women in Aerospace Board of
HERNDON, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–
Judy Smith, vice president of business development for ITT Exelis (NYSE:
XLS) Information Systems division, has been appointed to the board of
directors of Women in Aerospace (WIA). WIA is a Washington, D.C.-based
organization dedicated to expanding women?s leadership opportunities and
visibility in the global aerospace community.
Judy Smith is Vice President, Business Development for the Information Systems Division of ITT Exelis. (Photo: Business Wire)
Smith brings to the respected industry advocacy group more than 30
years? experience in key management, advisory and leadership positions
providing support to agencies within the Department of Defense. In her
current role with Exelis ? the diversified, global aerospace, defense
and information solutions company recently spun off from ITT Corporation
? Smith identifies and qualifies new business opportunities for the
company?s Information Systems division. An $800 million operating
division of Exelis, Information Systems provides advanced engineering
services and integrated network solutions to a variety of government,
civil and commercial customers.
Prior to joining Exelis, Smith held leadership positions at Northrop
Grumman, Lockheed Martin, GTE and Booz Allen Hamilton. Additionally, she
was the managing partner for OnPoint Consulting.
?Judy?s legacy of leadership in executive-level strategy, information
technology solutions and new business ventures for some of the aerospace
industry?s biggest names makes her a terrific addition to WIA?s board of
directors,? said Michael R. Wilson, president of Information Systems.
?And her personal commitment to mentoring, community involvement and
continuing education is admirable. Judy?s keen understanding of space
and defense policy, players and priorities promises to benefit WIA?s
important mission in the same way it?s helping support business-growth
objectives at Exelis.?
Smith received a bachelor?s degree in electrical engineering, a master?s
degree in computer science from the Johns Hopkins University, and an MBA
from the University of Baltimore. She has also completed several
telecommunications management courses at the University of Maryland. She
is black belt trained in Lean Six Sigma. She is a member of several
boards and has been the recipient of several awards for mentoring and
Her two-year appointment to the WIA board of directors is effective
About ITT Exelis Information Systems
Headquartered in Herndon, Va., the ITT Exelis Information Systems
division has a strong heritage of applying highly specialized talent to
provide customers with innovative solutions for their most critical
missions, including the defense and intelligence, air traffic
management, space and earth science, and homeland defense markets.
About ITT Exelis
ITT Exelis is a diversified, top-tier global aerospace, defense and
information solutions company with strong positions in enduring and
emerging global markets. Exelis is a leader in networked communications,
sensing and surveillance, electronic warfare, navigation, air traffic
solutions and information systems with growing positions in cyber
security, composite aerostructures, logistics and technical services.
The company has a 50-year legacy of innovation and technology expertise,
partnering with customers worldwide to deliver affordable,
mission-critical products and services for managing global threats,
conflicts and complexities. Headquartered in McLean, Va., the company
employs about 21,000 people and generated 2010 revenue of $5.9 billion. www.exelisinc.com
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