Karmyn Norwood, ‘93

March 22nd, 2017 by giving

Karmyn Norwood is the site vice president for the Air Mobility & Maritime Missions (AMMM) Line of Business (LOB) for Lockheed Martin Corporation. In this capacity, she is responsible for the Marietta site operations enabling program execution of multi-billion dollar platforms.  Her focus is to optimize the workforce and manage the plant’s physical footprint to drive affordability and efficiency to ensure long-term viability and competiveness.

Previously, Ms. Norwood was the C-130 Production Operations director and Meridian Site general manager at Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company. She managed the day-to-day operations of the Meridian plant, including Meridian’s manufacturing and deliverables to the C-130 Program. She worked closely with leaders at the Marietta, Clarksburg, Johnstown and Pinellas facilities to achieve program level commitments and drive affordability.

Prior to this role, Karmyn served as director of Operations within Technical Operations at Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, responsible for more than 7,000 engineers accountable for the design, development, integration, production and sustainment of military aircraft for the United States and countries around the world.  Ms. Norwood also served as Director of F-22 Program Operations, responsible for the day-to-day operations of the F-22 Program. In this role, she was responsible for leading the merger of two multi-billion programs to reduce costs, streamline processes and to strengthen the workforce.  This merger resulted in the formation of the Integrated Fighter Group.

A Lockheed Martin employee since 2002, Ms. Norwood has held various leadership roles of increasing responsibility, including director-level positions on the F-22 Program and Engineering and Technical Operations. Her 20-year career, including time in the U.S. Government demonstrates diverse experiences in the federal government, commercial, and aerospace industries.

Ms. Norwood holds a bachelor's degree in Mathematics from Jackson State University (Jackson, MS), a master's degree in Electrical Engineering from George Mason University (Fairfax, VA). She is currently pursuing an Executive MBA at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.  She is also a graduate of the Defense Acquisition University Program Management Institute.  Ms. Norwood is a recipient of the 2015 Black Engineer of Year Special Recognition Award.

Ms. Norwood is a member of the Jackson State University Computer Science Engineering and Technology Advisory Board where she provides student development opportunities as well as guidance on future industry opportunities in support of the board’s strategic vision.  In addition to giving back to her alma mater, Karmyn is dedicated to ensuring a pipeline of diverse talent is developed through Science, Engineering, Technology and Mathematics (STEM) initiatives for Lockheed Martin’s future workforce requirements.