Maria Demaree

Lockheed Martin Space
Vice President and General Manager, Mission Solutions

Maria L Demaree is Vice President and General Manager, Mission Solutions Line of Business at Lockheed Martin Space for Lockheed Martin Corporation. In this capacity, she leads the Corporation’s Mission Solutions line of business, where she is responsible for approximately 4,400 employees and an annual sales base of over $1B in support of government defense and intelligence agencies. Mission Solutions develops, delivers, and operates solutions for commercial, military and intelligence users. These mission critical efforts include development of innovative enterprise, cloud and application-based solutions for mission management, command and control, collection orchestration and tasking, processing, data analysis and analytics along with premier operations and sustainment of space-based programs.

Previously, Ms. Demaree was Vice President of Engineering, Mission Systems and Operations, for Lockheed Martin Corporation’s Space Systems Company. In that role, she was responsible for all aspects of the matrix management and leadership of 5,000 engineers, cyber technologists, mission operators and software engineers. Her team engaged in a range of programs from satellite ground systems and flight software to detailed mission analytics and operations from January 2016 to June 2018.

She previously served as Engineering and Technology Director of Mission Systems, for Lockheed Martin Corporation’s Information Systems & Global Solutions (IS&GS). In that role, she was responsible for all aspects of leading the Mission Systems Capabilities organization of 3,500 software engineers from March 2014 to December 2015. Additionally, Maria served in Lockheed Martin Corporation’s Enterprise Business Services from August 2011 to March 2014. As Director of Enterprise Desktop Services, she was responsible for the Lockheed Martin Service Desk, Unified Communications (E-mail, Mobility Services and Webcasting); Desktop Services and SharePoint implementation. Her team included 700+ matrixed employees with an annual budget of $90M. As Director of the Engineering and Applications Skill Center she was responsible for 2,000 engineers and application developers in the IT workforce.

Throughout her career, Ms. Demaree has led several critical initiatives for Lockheed Martin Corporation, including the LM corporation mobile transformation from Blackberry to iPhone; key member of the leadership team turning Army Global Command and Control system program from red to green; Vice President of Engineering providing leadership of IS&GS team of 4,100 employees transitioning into LM Space.

Ms. Demaree graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, and University of Pennsylvania with a Master’s Degree in Systems Engineering.

Ms. Demaree serves as the Executive Co-Chair of the Space Diversity and Inclusion Council, the Co-Chair of the Women Impact Network (WIN Forum), serves on the Zeta Board of Directors, is a March of Dimes Heroine in Technology Lifetime Achievement award recipient, and was named to the 2018 FedScoop Top Women in Tech.