Lockheed Martin executive becomes first African American woman to chair GBC

Baltimore, MD -- Stephanie C. Hill, a vice president and manager for Lockheed Martin, has been named board chairman of the Greater Baltimore Committee.

A Lockheed Martin executive will head the board of directors of business organization Greater Baltimore Committee, becoming the first African American woman in the role.

Baltimore native and GBC board member Stephanie C. Hill replaces David Warnock, managing partner and co-founder of Camden Partners, who stepped down Nov. 3 to run for mayor of Baltimore.


Hill is vice president and general manager of Lockheed Martin's ship & aviation systems line of business for Mission Systems & Training. She joined the defense contractor in 1987 as a software engineer.

"Stephanie Hill is an exceptional leader, and a strong advocate for the Baltimore region," said Donald C. Fry, GBC's president and CEO, in an announcement.


She was unanimously elected by the board on Friday. Hill said she hopes to strengthen the GBC's role as an influential, independent voice and leader on issues affecting business, transportation and the economy.

"It's an incredible honor to take a leading role in supporting the Greater Baltimore Committee's rich tradition of bringing private-sector innovation and ideas to the fore and develop lasting solutions to tough challenges and issues affecting the Baltimore region," Hill said.

She has been involved with the Maryland Business Roundtable and the University of Maryland, Baltimore County Board of Visitors. She also serves on the board of directors of Project Lead the Way, a provider of K-12 science, technology, engineering and mathematics programs.