Lisa Callahan Vice President and General Manager, Commercial Civil Space Lockheed Martin
AIAA SciTech Forum 2021
Lisa B. Callahan is Vice President and General Manager of Commercial Civil Space at Lockheed Martin Space and has one of the coolest jobs in and out of this world! Whether it’s returning humans to the moon, gathering samples from asteroids, exploring the planets of our solar system or peering back in time with the Hubble telescope, Lisa leads the teams who are building and operating the spacecraft that are unlocking the riddles of our universe. In her role, she oversees the development of the next human lunar lander and development of the Orion spacecraft, part of the Artemis program, which will return humans to the Moon and eventually take them to Mars and beyond. Her team develops and operates the robotic spacecraft that are exploring and unlocking the secrets of the solar system and our planet, Earth. Lisa also oversees the development of the GOES weather satellites which are significantly improving the way that forecasters predict severe weather and fires across the western hemisphere. Chances are you or someone you know has benefitted from the forecasts enabled by these satellites. Lastly, her team connects people across the globe with satellite communication solutions.
Previously, Lisa has held additional leadership positions at Lockheed Martin including Vice President of Corporate Internal Audit, Vice President and General Manager of the Mission Systems & Training Undersea Systems line of business, Vice President of Maritime Ballistic Missile Defense Program, and Program Director for Simulation Training and Support business.
Lisa graduated from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. Currently, she is a member of the Engineering Advisory Boards at Univesity of Southern California and University of Colorado – Boulder. Lisa is married to Bob Callahan and they have two children, Carly and Ryan. In their free time they foster puppies with a local rescue and have found homes for more than 500 dogs.