ROCKVILLE, Md., June 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) is proud to announce that Haden Land, vice president of engineering and chief technology officer of the company's Information Systems & Global Solutions (IS&GS)-Civil product line, has been named a member of the Hispanic IT Executive Council (HITEC) board.
Land will serve among leading Hispanic information technology experts from Fortune 50 companies to major universities. HITEC's vision focuses on preparing current and future Hispanic IT leaders with necessary skills and professional development opportunities to advance into executive leadership, providing high-quality leadership and helping their corporations compete in an evolving global business environment.
"This is a well deserved honor for Mr. Land," said IS&GS-Civil President Stephanie C. Hill. "His dedication to shaping the information technology workforce for the needs of our customers and our nation echoes within every facet of his work at Lockheed Martin."
Since joining Lockheed Martin in 1984, Land has held a successive series of positions in information technology development and management roles. He currently leads the development of new business technical solutions, cross-company IT development, industry-academic partnerships, sponsorship of research and development projects and emerging technology planning. Land also plays a leading role on the Lockheed Martin Hispanic Executive Council to support a diverse STEM workforce. In addition, he was selected as one of the "Top Hispanics in Business and Technology" byHispanic Engineer and Information Technology
magazine from 2006 to 2011 and named a "Most Influential Hispanic" by Hispanic Information Technology Executive Council in 2011 and 2012.
"HITEC is proud to have Haden Land join us as a member of our board," said HITEC President Andre Arbelaez. "Haden's extensive experience in IT will help us to further our goals of professional development for outstanding Hispanic IT Leaders."
At the core of his leadership in IT and Hispanic communities, Land plays an influential role in a wide array of STEM education initiatives. Haden serves as a trustee at Capitol College where he helped develop and launch its Cyber Security Battle Lab that simulates cyber attacks for Capitol students and partner institutions. Land also serves on the Prince George's Community College Foundation Board where he recently established a nursing education scholarship and actively provides strategic planning guidance.
Land holds a bachelor's degree in mathematics and computer science from Potsdam University where he is a trustee, enhanced computer science curricula and endowed a lifetime scholarship for STEM related internships within the Aerospace & Defense Industry. He is a recipient of the university's Minerva Award for professional lifetime achievement. He also has a master's degree in computer and information science from Syracuse University and an honorary doctorate in Humane Letters, Honoris Causa from Capitol College.
Lockheed Martin invests heavily in STEM education programs. In 2011, the Corporation spent $13 million on K-12 and higher education programs and scholarships. Lockheed Martin employees also volunteered nearly 130,000 hours in education-related activities. Overall, Lockheed Martin delivers standards-based, STEM-related curriculum through direct classroom engagement of its employees and strategic education partnerships with NASA, 4-H, Project Lead The Way, National Geographic and the National Science Foundation.
Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs about 123,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The Corporation's net sales for 2011 were $46.5 billion.
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