Live Webcast: CEO of Northrop Grumman to Speak

April 19, 2012
Wes Bush to Discuss Leadership with Students as Part of Distinguished Leaders Series, April 23
 
WHAT:        
Wes Bush, CEO of Northrop Grumman, will speak at the Distinguished Leaders Series at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. The event is open to the public.
 
The Distinguished Leaders Series annually brings to Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business accomplished leaders who share their unique experiences with the school’s undergraduate and graduate students.
 
WHEN:       
Monday, April 23, 2012, 5 p.m.
 
WHERE:     
Georgetown University McDonough School of Business
Rafik B. Hariri Building, Fisher Colloquium
37th & O Streets, NW
Washington, D.C.
 
View the webcast.
 
RSVP:
To attend the event, RSVP at http://wesbush.eventbrite.com.
 
Media who are interested in covering the event should contact Teresa Mannix, director of media relations, at (202) 687-4080 or tmm53@georgetown.edu.
 
BACKGROUND:
In July 2011, Wes Bush assumed the role of chairman of Northrop Grumman, a leading global security company that provides systems, products, and solutions in aerospace, electronics, information systems, and technical services to government and commercial customers. He was named CEO and president in January 2010, and was elected to the company’s board of directors in 2009.
 
At Northrop Grumman, Bush previously served as the president and COO, the corporate vice president and chief financial officer, and president of the company’s Space Technology Sector. Prior to the acquisition of TRW by Northrop Grumman, he had served since 2001 as president and CEO for TRW’s UK-based global aeronautical systems. Bush joined TRW in 1987 as a systems engineer and served in engineering, program management, and business development roles in their space and electronics business. Before joining TRW, he held engineering positions with both the Aerospace Corporation and Comsat Labs.
 
Bush earned bachelor’s and a master’s degrees in electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He also completed the University of California, Los Angeles’ Executive Management Program. Bush serves on the board of directors of Norfolk Southern Corporation and such non-profit organizations as the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Conservation International, and the Business-Higher Education Forum. In 2008, Bush was appointed to serve on the National Infrastructure Advisory Council.