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Liz Martin, Director of the Department of Defense Business at Amazon Web Services

Liz Martin,


Amazon Web Services

Liz Martin, Director of the Department of Defense Business at Amazon Web Services

Liz Martin is the director of the Department of Defense business at Amazon Web Services and is a Potomac Officers Club member. She has been holding her current leadership role since March 2021.

Martin is a software sales executive who has an acumen for deploying cloud solutions and improving business performance for large businesses. She is also experienced in developing and implementing business strategies and working with clients to achieve mission success.

She has been with AWS since January 2017. The other leadership positions that she has handled at the company are DOD sales leader and Pentagon senior sales manager in the World Wide Public sector, according to her LinkedIn profile.

Martin said in a blog post that the U.S. Army used AWS GovCloud US to create a tactical cloud environment that is designed to improve the service’s data processing and resource scaling. She said in the blog that cloud computing allows commanders to access applications from anywhere and deploy forces using fewer hardware requirements.

According to a GovCon Wire article, the Army’s XVIII Airborne Corps is using AWS and Enterprise Cloud Management Agency support to develop the Dragon Cloud IL6 environment, which gives warfighters an operational classified space.

Before Martin started working at AWS, she spent over 13 years holding various leadership positions at the computer company IBM. These positions include business unit executive of federal hybrid cloud, business unit executive of IBM Federal Software and enterprise software sales manager.

She started her professional career in 1995 as a supervisor of systems development at Sprint Telecommunications, which merged with T-Mobile in 2020.

Martin holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing and marketing information systems from the University of Virginia.

Amazon Web Services offers a variety of cloud, blockchain, analytics, internet of things and machine learning services. It is headquartered in Seattle and has multiple offices within and outside the U.S.

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