APL Colloquium

February 22, 2013

Colloquium Topic: Information Technology Systems and Services and STEM

 Information Technology Systems and Services & STEM

Colloquium Speaker: Stephanie Hill

 Stephanie C. Hill is the president of Lockheed Martin’s Information Systems & Global Solutions-Civil product line.

IS&GS-Civil serves various nondefense U.S. government agencies, international governments and regulated commercial industries. Hill leads approximately 10,000 employees who are responsible for a wide array of information technology systems and services in areas such as information and cyber security, finance, transportation, citizen protection, energy, health care and space exploration.

Hill joined Lockheed Martin in 1987 as a software engineer and assumed positions of increasing responsibility, most recently serving as vice president, Corporate Internal Audit. She also served as vice president and general manager of the Electronic Systems-Mission Systems & Sensors, Baltimore site, with a diverse portfolio that included Army and Navy launching systems, Coast Guard air and surface systems, Army persistent threat detection systems, laser and sensor systems and ship automation. 

Hill graduated with high honors from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), with a Bachelor of Science degree in both Computer Science and Economics. She is a board member of the Greater Baltimore Committee and the Maryland Business Roundtable. She also serves on the TechAmerica Public Sector Board of Directors and the RTCA NextGen Advisory Committee, which develops recommendations to the Federal Aviation Administration regarding its modernization of the National Airspace System.

In 2012, the Women of Color STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) conference recognized Hill for career achievement in industry, and UMBC named her as Outstanding Alumna of the Year in Engineering & Information Technology. Hill received the Women of Color in Technology President’s Award in 2008; the Top 100 Women of Maryland in May 2006; Black Engineer of the Year Alumni Award in 2006; Lockheed Martin’s Engineer of the Year in 1999; and Black Engineer of the Year Most Promising Engineer in 1993.

Hill is active in the community, with a passion for engaging youth in STEM fields. She mentors students and served on the Maryland governor’s STEM Task Force in 2009. Hill also sings in her church choir and works with the children’s choir.