Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Lockheed Martin Corporation


Maryanne Lavan joined Lockheed Martin in 1990 and served in various leadership positions before becoming General Counsel in 2010. She is the executive sponsor of the company’s LGBT Forum and has developed various measures to make sure Lockheed Martin’s outside counsel is diverse.

As part of LCLD's Leaders at the Front initiative, Maryanne created a Leader's Pledge detailing her personal and organizational commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Read Maryanne's pledge here

Lockheed Martin has consistently earned recognition for diversity, including a Catalyst Award for diversity in 2014 and a “Top 50 Employer”  from Equal Opportunity magazine. An active participant in LCLD’s annual Leadership Summit, Maryanne recently hosted an LCLD Fellows Alumni Regional Roundtable in Washington, D.C. and is one of the corporate hosts of the Sustainable Partnership Program

In 2022, Lockheed Martin was named an LCLD Top Performer for the fifth consecutive year. 

Read about Lockheed Martin's 2019 LCLD Learning Experience here. 

Joined LCLD 2015

Highlights of LCLD Participation

LCLD Board of Directors 

Member, 2019-present

Fellows Program
Learning Experience Hosted (2019)
Fellows nominated: 
2023: Laurie Rasmussen; 2021: Dana Emery, Sumari Stamps-Henderson, Julia Smith; 2020: Jennifer Hurley, Bertha Diaz, Asari Aniagolu, Shanti Hill; 2019: Tamberneshia Willis, Michele Hill; 2018: Angela M. Miller, Amber Hassan; 2017: Crystal Elizabeth Barnes, Shawn Williams Fraser 

Pathfinder Program
Pathfinders nominated:
2023: Tess Gosda Preeo

1L LCLD Scholars Program
Scholars hosted:
2022: Annaliza Rodriguez; 2021: Maurice Grier

Success in Law School Mentoring Program
Mentors Provided: 2021, 2020, 2019, 2017

Annual Meeting (2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2015)
Leadership Summit (2021, 2016, 2015)

Member: Maryanne Lavan

Diversity Professional: Gilda Barrett

Communications: Krista Alestock