Systems Engineering Seminar

Engineering Connections/Reflections/Opportunities

Presented by: Kimberly Gavaletz,
Vice President, Corporate Internal Audit, Lockheed Martin Corporation

December 7, 2004, 1:00 p.m.
Building 3 Auditorium

Engineering Connections/Reflections/Opportunities

Take some time to explore the potential synergies between the engineering world and the audit function. Reflect on interactions from past interactions and voyage into a new world of possibilities. Examine the tool box of resources available to the engineering profession that can be called upon to supplement your team and further your success. Also, during this time you will be able to connect with and ask questions of a woman that has spent over two decades in the aerospace business. Discuss the path so far, where we are today and the opportunities ahead, and how everyone is a part of the growing diversity journey.



Kimberly Parker Gavaletz was named Vice President, Corporate Internal Audit in August 2000, reporting to the CEO and COO. Other responsibilities are: Chairman of Corporate Staff Diversity Council, Co-Chair of the Society of Women Engineers Corporate Partnership Council, Member of the Lockheed Martin Ethics Steering Committee and Enterprise Architecture Board and Board Member of the Institute of Internal Auditors Research Foundation.

Previously, Kimberly was Vice President, Deputy Program Manager on the Consolidated Space Operations Contract, which provided ongoing control center and network operations and engineering services for NASA's Shuttle, Space Station Satellite, and Space networks..

Prior assignments include her role as Deputy Program Manager for the Mission Systems Organization (MSO) responsible for the engineering and development of the Space Shuttle & Space Station Mission Control Center for NASA. She additionally held several assignments across MSO including management of the MSO Project Managers, Systems Engineering, Integration & Test and Software Development organizations..

Kimberly started her career at IBM in 1982 after receiving her degree in Math, as well as Math and Computer Science Teaching Certifications from Baylor University. She held roles at IBM in technical and program management across NASA, IR&D and commercial oil industry and airline customers. .

Kimberly is active in the First Baptist Church Rockville and enjoys singing, golfing, the beach and her family’s farm. Kimberly and her husband Chuck have three daughters Terri, Allyson and Rachel and two grandchildren Meghan and Rick.


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