Marilee J. Wheaton Systems Engineering Fellow, The Aerospace Corporation; President-Elect, INCOSE
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Marilee J. Wheaton is a Systems Engineering Fellow in the Engineering & Technology Group at The Aerospace Corporation. Wheaton is responsible for providing technical leadership and building capability across the Corporation to include enterprise systems engineering, systems architecting, digital engineering and model-based systems engineering. Previous leadership roles over her thirty-year career at Aerospace include General Manager for the Systems Engineering Division and the Computer Systems Division, and Executive Director of The Aerospace Institute, the corporate university. Wheaton holds a B.A. in mathematics from California Lutheran University, an M.S. in systems engineering from the University of Southern California (USC) and is a graduate of the UCLA Executive Program in Management. Wheaton has served as adjunct faculty in the Systems Architecting and Engineering Program at USC Viterbi. A Fellow of the American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), Wheaton is an active member of the Systems Engineering Technical Committee. She is also a Fellow and Life Member of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) and a Fellow of the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE), where she is the current INCOSE President-Elect.