Julie A. Sattler, vice president and general manager of Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company, was recognized on Nov. 1 by the Women in Aerospace national organization with the 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. The 27 year Lockheed Martin veteran was recognized for her leadership in developing space-based communications systems for warfighters as well as her contributions to the advancement of future leaders.
“We are proud to have Julie on our team and we congratulate her on receiving this prestigious award,” said Joanne Maguire, executive vice president of Lockheed Martin Space Systems company. “Her technical achievements, leadership skills, passion for mentoring and devotion to operational excellence exemplify her commitment to our industry and those who choose careers in aerospace.”
Sattler is the vice present and general manager of one of SSC’s largest lines of business, which focuses on developing space systems for sensitive national security. In her tenure at Lockheed Martin, she served as the first femail vice president of SSC’s engineering organization and as the vice president and program manager of a multi-billion dollar military communications satellite program. She was responsible for the successful delivery of other critical programs, including Milstar and the Defense Satellite Communications System.
Sattler has a bachelor’s in Aeronautical Engineering from San Jose State University and is a graduate of the Executive Program Management Course at the Defense Systems Management College, the Harvard Program for Senior Executives in National and International Security and Lockheed Martin Executive Development and Leadership Program. Additionally, she mentors early and mid-career professionals and is involved in the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Society of Women Engineers and the National Defense Industrial Association.