Lisa B. Callahan is Vice President and General Manager of the Commercial Civil Space line of business for Lockheed Martin Space. In this role, she is responsible for all aspects of execution, strategy and growth in the Commercial and Civil markets of human and robotic deep space exploration, communications, and weather and remote sensing. Lisa leads her team at the forefront of cutting-edge technology – helping humanity take the step to becoming an interplanetary species. Her team of about 2,000 amazing women and men builds and operates the spacecraft that provide bandwidth to connect the world, early warning weather data to protect life and property, and allows humans and robots to explore our solar system to unlock the secrets of the universe.
Throughout her 20+ year career, Lisa has held a variety of leadership roles for Lockheed Martin. She brings a strong business mind to her roles and implements a vison and sets up teams for long-term success. Her story is a testament to the exciting world of engineering, and she strives to share her experience through mentoring and speaking engagements to inspire young engineers, especially females, to dream big and pursue their dreams.
Lisa graduated from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. Lisa also serves on the Corporate Advisory Board for the University of Southern California’s School of Engineering, the Engineering Advisory Council for the University of Colorado – Boulder’s College of Engineering and Applied Science, and the Board of Directors for the Space Foundation.