Shan Cooper

Shan Cooper
Vice President and General Manager
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company

Shan Cooper is Vice President of Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company and General Manager of the company’s Marietta, Ga., facility. She is also responsible for the company’s subassembly sites in Meridian, Miss., and Clarksburg, W.Va. In addition, she serves as the company’s Vice President of Business Ethics. She was named to her current position in January 2011.

As General Manager, she is responsible for the more than 7,500-employee Marietta operation, which designs, produces, modifies and maintains military aircraft for the United States and countries around the world. Marietta programs include the C-130J Super Hercules, F-22 Raptor, P-3 Orion, C-5M Super Galaxy and F 35 Lightning II.

Mrs. Cooper previously served as Vice President of Human Resources for Lockheed Martin Information Systems & Global Solutions (IS&GS), based in Gaithersburg, Md. An experienced operational leader, she was responsible for all aspects of the Human Resources function for 36,000 employees based in 48 U.S. states and 64 countries.

Before moving to IS&GS, Mrs. Cooper was Vice President and Deputy of Human Resources for Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company with responsibility for Human Resources operations and site security for more than 27,000 employees across the country.

She joined Lockheed Martin in 2002 as Senior Manager, Diversity Workforce Management. While at corporate headquarters, she progressed through positions of increasing responsibility before being named Vice President, Diversity and Equal Opportunity Programs in 2004.

Earlier, Mrs. Cooper held leadership positions with Lucent Technologies and consulted with various other Fortune 500 companies. She has received several national honors, including the Women of Color in Technology Corporate Responsibility Award and the YWCA Tribute to Women of Achievement. She was named to Diversity MBA Magazine’s 2009 Top 100 Under 50 Executives and one of Georgia Trend Magazine’s Most Influential Georgians in 2012 and 2013.

Mrs. Cooper is on the board of Boy Scouts of America Atlanta Area Council, the Cobb County Chamber of Commerce and the Georgia Military Affairs Coordinating Committee. She also is a member of The Executive Leadership Council and the Marietta Kiwanis Club. She sits on the Board of Trustees for the Woodruff Arts Center and the WellStar Foundation, both in Atlanta.

She holds an MBA from the Roberto C. Goizueta Business School at Emory University and is a graduate of the Rutgers Global Executive Masters in Human Resource Leadership Program.