Kathy Warden

MPW 2019. 13. Kathy Warden
Andrew Harnik—APAndrew Harnik—AP
  • Title
    Chairman, President, and CEO
  • Affiliation
    Northrop Grumman
  • Age

Warden has gotten off to a strong start at Northrop Grumman since taking over as CEO—becoming the first woman to hold the job—at the beginning of 2019. The defense giant’s stock price is up about 50% since then, as she has scored almost $26 billion in new contracts in the first two quarters of 2019. In August, Warden took on the additional ­title of chairman after former CEO Wes Bush ­retired from that role.

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