Sondra L. Barbour, BBA ’85, CIO, Lockheed Martin Corporation, VP, Lockheed Martin Enterprise Business Services has been appointed “Executive in Residence” at the Fox School’s Management Information Systems (MIS) department and the Institute for Business and Information Technology for the 2010 year. Ms. Barbour was selected as Executive in Residence because of her stature in the field and her continued support for the Fox School. As part of the appointment, Ms. Barbour will be spending several days through the year interacting with Fox School MIS students and faculty.
Barbour will be visiting Fox in April 2010 to start the program. “We are fortunate to have Sondra Barbour, one of our most successful and committed alums as our Executive in Residence” said Munir Mandviwalla, associate professor and chair of the management information systems department at the Fox School of Business.
“As a proud Temple and Fox School alum, this opportunity is particularly meaningful,” Barbour said. “I am looking forward to working closely with Fox School MIS students and faculty and contributing to the Temple community, especially given the Fox MIS department’s national stature in information technology (IT) education and research.”
Sondra L. Barbour
Chief Information Officer, Lockheed Martin Corporation
Vice President, Lockheed Martin Enterprise Business Services
Sondra Barbour was appointed Lockheed Martin Chief Information Officer and Vice President of the Enterprise Business Services organization on February 1, 2008. This organization is responsible for all internal information technology (IT) operations along with the Corporate Shared Services functions across the $41.9 billion Lockheed Martin Corporation. Barbour leads a team of 5,500 IT and service professionals located at Lockheed Martin facilities around the globe.
Prior to this appointment, Barbour was Vice President, Corporate Shared Services, where she provided the strategic and tactical leadership of the Financial Services, Human Resources Services, International Services, Global Supply Chain Management, Energy, Environment, Safety and Health, and Systems and Process Management functions. She has also served as the Vice President of Corporate Internal Audit where her primary responsibility was to provide independent assessments of governance, internal controls and risk management across Lockheed Martin Corporation.
Prior to that position, Barbour served as Chief Information Officer and Vice President of Operations for Lockheed Martin Integrated Systems & Solutions where she was responsible for the IT, Facilities, Supply Chain, Technical Publications, LM21 and Environment, Health & Safety operations.
Barbour has 24 years of extensive management and technology experience, notably in the design and development of large-scale information systems. Her background includes management roles in engineering, functional and program operations areas for large software development systems.
As a volunteer with Lockheed Martin’s Network of Volunteer Associates, Barbour is committed to supporting the community by volunteering her time and resources. Barbour received a bachelor of business administration degree in Computer Information Sciences and Accounting from Temple University’s Fox School of Business. She is also a graduate of Lockheed Martin’s Program Management Development Program. In 2005, she was honored with the Fox Information Technology Award for Distinguished Alumni.
About Lockheed Martin
Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin employs about 146,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The Corporation reported 2009 sales of $45.2 billion. For more information, visit www.lockheedmartin.com.
About the Fox School’s Management Information Systems (MIS) department and Institute for Business and Information Technology (IBIT)
The Fox School’s MIS department offers undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs in information systems and includes more than 600 majors and minors and 12 faculty members. Ranked in the top 10 by The Chronicle of Higher Education and TechRepublic in 2008/2009, the MIS department is celebrating its 10thanniversary in 2010 as one of the youngest and most successful IT oriented departments in the U.S. The associated Institute for Business and Information Technology (IBIT) connects students and faculty with industry leaders through a membership structure, and provides project and professional development opportunities. For more information, visit community.mis.temple.edu or ibit.temple.edu.