2014 Influential Women in Defense Electronics: Jane Donaldson, President of Annapolis Micro Systems, Inc.
Jane (Jenny) Donaldson started Annapolis Micro Systems, Inc. in 1982 with Bob Donaldson and Lawrence Marshall, Jr., serving as the company’s first president. Annapolis performed custom engineering: software for ground stations for Comsat, point-of-sale terminals for Schlumberger, medical instruments, contract assembly for IBM, and ASIC design for Atmel, in addition to touch technology work with IBM fellow Evon Greanias. In 1994, Jenny guided the company’s transition from custom engineering to FPGA-based products. She has a B.A. in Philosophy and a minor in English from the University of Washington and took Computer Science classes in the late 1970s at the University of Maryland.
2014 Influential Women in Defense Electronics: Nan Mattai, Senior VP, Engineering & Technology for Rockwell Collins
Nan Mattai is Senior VP, Engineering & Technology for Rockwell Collins where she’s responsible for the Engineering & Technology organization, including the Advanced Technology Center. Mattai holds a M.S. degree in Nuclear Physics from the University of Windsor, Canada and has completed all graduate courses for a Doctorate in Physics.
2014 Influential Women in Defense Electronics: Lynn Bamford, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions
Lynn Bamford, Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Defense Solutions division of Curtiss-Wright, is responsible for directing five business units located around the globe. She has held various engineering, marketing, and operation positions at Curtiss-Wright and other defense electronics companies. Ms. Bamford earned a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Pennsylvania State University, and a M.S. in Electrical Engineering from George Mason University.
2014 Influential Women in Defense Electronics: Sondra Barbour, Executive Vice President of Lockheed Martin Information Systems & Global Solutions
Sondra Barbour is Executive Vice President of Lockheed Martin’s Information Systems & Global Solutions (IS&GS) business area and an officer of Lockheed Martin Corp. Under her leadership, IS&GS employs 26,000 experienced professionals, who provide advanced information systems, security, and services supporting the critical, complex missions of customers worldwide. Headquartered in Gaithersburg, MD, IS&GS operates throughout the U.S. and 20 countries worldwide. It generated $8.4 billion in sales in 2013. Her more than 20-year career at Lockheed Martin includes extensive leadership and technology experience, notably in the design and development of large-scale information systems. Ms. Barbour was selected by Fortune magazine as one of the “50 Most Powerful Women in Business” in 2013.