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Kathy Warden

Kathy Warden

Chairman, CEO and President
Northrop Grumman

warden-kathy-northrop-grummanKathy Warden grew up in Washington County, Maryland. Today she is the chairman, chief executive officer and president of Northrop Grumman, a company with 90,000 employees who work on solving some of the world’s toughest challenges in space, aeronautics, defense and cyberspace.

As Warden said in 2019, “I think values and character are very much shaped in those early stages of one’s life. Growing up in a small town, where people knew one another and understood their character based on what they did, not just what they said – that shapes you as you become older. You realize how important character is to building relationships with people.”

In fact, values and character are two fundamental attributes she sees in employees across Northrop Grumman’s entire business which includes a substantial presence in Maryland today. The reputation the company has earned for high standards of ethics and integrity is one of their greatest business assets.

“We continuously strive to operate our company in a manner that is reflective of our standards of business conduct, collectively as a team, and as individual employees within the company,” Warden said. “The company’s sense of ethics and doing what is right are the cornerstones of how Northrop Grumman operates.”

From the support the company provides in the communities where their employees work and live, to the way the company supports its customers, today Northrop Grumman is attracting and retaining individuals who not only demonstrate, but also demand, the same foundational qualities of value and character that are found in the small town in Maryland where Kathy grew up.

This is a winner profile from The Daily Record's 2020 Influential Marylanders awards.

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