Whitley Poyser Director of Business Transformation Lockheed Martin Space


Whitley Poyser is the director of Lockheed Martin Space’s Business Transformation Program office, leading a cross-functional integrated product team which provides strategic technology vision, enterprise solution architecture, technology development, and program technology adoption for capabilities enabling Lockheed Martin's digital transformation. In this role, Whitley is responsible for enterprise architecture, strategic planning, technology roadmaps, technology program execution, and transition of processes and capabilities that enable a digital environment within Lockheed Martin Space, and across Lockheed Martin. Prior to her current assignment, Whitley was held a variety of leadership roles shaping the technical strategy across Lockheed Martin. 

She has received multiple awards and recognition during her time at Lockheed Martin, including receiving the inaugural 2019 Space’s Future Award, a Nova award for the STELaRLab Start-up Team, and was honored with a Science Spectrum Trailblazer Award in 2018 and a Rising Technology Leader Award in 2019 at the Black Engineer of the Year Awards and Women of Color Awards respectively, for her work shaping the future of engineering, science, and technology.

Whitley is a graduate from University of North Texas with a BS in Logistics and Supply Chain Management and Mathematics. She also earned an MS in Operations Research and Logistics Systems Engineering from Southern Methodist University. She is passionate about influencing change, encouraging innovation, and fostering an environment of creative thinking that enables teams to achieve the art of the possible.