Diversity Leadership: Wes Bush, Northrop Grumman
Chairman, CEO and President
“At Northrop Grumman, we strive to build a culture of performance that embraces diversity and inclusion,” Wes Bush said in a statement. “We know that creating a diverse and inclusive work environment gives us a powerful competitive advantage. A culture built on a great diversity of ideas, perspectives and backgrounds enables us to better serve our customers, shareholders, and employees.”
Prior to becoming CEO, Bush held numerous leadership roles at Northrop Grumman including President and Chief Operating Officer; Corporate Vice President and Chief Financial Officer; and President of the Space Technology division. He joined the company as a systems engineer at TRW in 1987 and was the President and CEO of TRW’s Aeronautical Systems business when Northrop Grumman acquired the TRW in 2002. He earlier worked at Aerospace Corporation and Comsat Labs.
Bush received both a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is also a graduate of the Executive Management Program at UCLA.
He serves on the board of directors of Conservation International and the U.S. Naval Academy Foundation, and he chairs the boards of the Aerospace Industries Association and the Business-Higher Education Forum.