Gooden has served as President of Lockheed Martin Information Technology, based in Seabrook, Md., since 1997 and is largely responsible for growing that business from a small, one-customer, one-contract division to a 14,000-employee enterprise providing IT services to federal agencies across the U.S. in more than 60 major locations and in 18 foreign countries. In October of this year, she took on additional responsibilities when she was appointed Deputy Executive Vice President for I&TS. She is also an Officer of Lockheed Martin, elected in April 2001.
Prior to her current position, Gooden served as Vice President of Lockheed Martin’s Software Support Services unit and earlier held other positions of increasing responsibility within the corporation’s Data Systems and Information Systems companies. She joined Lockheed Martin in 1980 and was previously employed as a software engineer for General Dynamics.
Gooden has a long record of achievement for which she has earned national recognition, including, most recently, being named 2006 Black Engineer of the Year by U.S. Black Engineer and Information Technology magazine. She also actively supports many professional, academic, and civic organizations, and serves on numerous executive boards including Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) International; Information Technology Association of America (ITAA); University of Maryland’s A. James Clark School of Engineering and Robert H. Smith School of Business’ Center for Electronic Markets & Enterprises; University of Maryland, Baltimore County; and Prince George's Community College Foundation; Maryland Business Roundtable for Education; and the Executive Leadership Council.more » « less