ROCKVILLE, Md., March 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) is proud to announce that Sonya Stewart, a vice president within the company's Information Systems & Global Solutions-Civil division, has been named a Washington Business Journal(WBJ) Minority Business Leader. The 25 WBJ honorees are recognized for their entrepreneurial drive, creativity, and decisive leadership.
Since joining Lockheed Martin in 1992, Stewart has led several critical initiatives. She initially supported the U.S. intelligence community -- helping to design and deploy web-based interfaces among multiple classified agencies. Stewart also served as the vice president of diversity workforce management, and helped develop many corporate-wide leadership forums. Stewart, a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, has a bachelor's and master's degree in electrical engineering from North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro.
"Sonya exemplifies leadership at Lockheed Martin," said Stephanie Hill, president of Lockheed Martin's Information Systems & Global Solutions-Civil business. "She has always stepped up to every challenge before her -- and encourages others around her to meet their true potential."
"I am honored to be recognized as one of the D.C. region's top minority business leaders," said Stewart. "Throughout my 20-year career at Lockheed Martin, I have had the opportunity to work with highly intelligent and motivated people who inspire me each and every day. Together, we are committed to supporting federal agencies in their missions to providing important services to citizens around the world."
Lockheed Martin's IS&GS-Civil division serves various non-defense U.S. government agencies, international governments and regulated commercial industries. It is responsible for IT systems and services in areas such as energy, healthcare, transportation, information and cyber security, citizen protection and space exploration.
Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs about 123,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The Corporation's net sales for 2011 were $46.5 billion.