AIA Announces Board Appointments for 2020

Arlington, Va. — The Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) has elected Kelly Ortberg, Chief Executive Officer of Collins Aerospace, a United Technologies Company, as Chairman of AIA’s Board of Governors for 2020. Kathy J. Warden, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and President of Northrop Grumman Corporation, will serve as Vice Chairman. Eric Fanning has been reelected as President and CEO, and Ginette Colot has been reelected as Secretary-Treasurer.

“I feel fortunate to be coming into this role at a time when the dynamics of our industry are rapidly changing—and with that change comes opportunity,” said Ortberg. “I’m committed to working alongside the leaders in our industry to explore new and better ways to build the future workforce, drive global innovation and address regulations to drive economic growth, public safety and national security.”

AIA advocacy is guided by the direct involvement of CEO-level officers of the country’s major aerospace companies who help shape the policy goals for the association and entire industry. AIA is led by a Board of Governors that meets twice a year and an Executive Committee that meets more frequently.

AIA’s Chairman, Vice Chairman, CEO, and Secretary-Treasurer all serve on the Executive Committee. Additional members of the Executive Committee for 2020 are:

Mark Aslett, President and Chief Executive Officer, Mercury Systems
William Brown, Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer, L3Harris
Eric DeMarco, President and Chief Executive Officer, Kratos Defense & Security Solutions
Gerard DeMuro, President and Chief Executive Officer, BAE Systems
Scott Donnelly, Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer, Textron, Inc.
Eileen Drake, Chief Executive Officer and President, Aerojet Rocketdyne
Tom Gentile, President and Chief Executive Officer, Spirit AeroSystems
Marillyn Hewson, Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer, Lockheed Martin Corporation
David Joyce, General Electric Vice Chairman; President and Chief Executive Officer, General Electric Aviation
Thomas Kennedy, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Raytheon Company
Roger Krone, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Leidos Corporation
Nanda Kumar, President, Eaton Corporation​
Mark Lee, Chairman and Owner, Aero-Mark​
Mike Madsen, President and Chief Executive Officer, Honeywell Aerospace
Dennis Muilenburg, President, and Chief Executive Officer, The Boeing Company
Phebe Novakovic, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, General Dynamics Corporation
Mike Petters, President and Chief Executive Officer, Huntington Ingalls Industries
John Plant, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Arconic
Rob Strain, President, Ball Aerospace

Clare McGarrey, InterConnect Wiring, Associate Member Representative

“AIA reached new heights under the exceptional leadership of Bill Brown, Kelly Ortberg, and the Executive Committee,” said Fanning. “As Chairman, Kelly will help elevate our advocacy to bolster our industry’s place on the global stage and lead AIA towards a stronger future.”

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