Phebe Novakovic, Chairman and CEO of General Dynamics
Phebe Novakovic is a former intelligence officer who has been serving as the chairman and CEO of General Dynamics since January 2013.
General Dynamics is a global aerospace and defense company headquartered in Reston, Virginia. The company’s specialties include information systems, marine systems, business aviation, shipbuilding, submarines and armored vehicles.
She previously served as General Dynamics’ president and chief operating officer. Prior to her appointment to the said roles in May 2012, she was executive vice president of the company’s marine systems group, according to the Aerospace Industry Association.
In her EVP role, she was responsible for the performance of General Dynamics subsidiaries Bath Iron Works, Electric Boat and National Steel and Shipbuilding Company.
Novakovic also served as senior vice president of planning and development, responsible for government relations, communications, international business, investor relations and strategic planning.
According to the AIA, Novakovic began her professional career as an analyst for the McLean Research Center and later served as an operations officer for the CIA.
Executive Mosaic, the Potomac Officers Club’s parent company, has presented seven Wash100 awards to Novakovic in recognition of her success in driving General Dynamics’ growth, expanding its senior management team and promoting national security.
Novakovic oversaw the consolidation of the company’s information technology and mission systems business segments into a single reporting unit.
The said reorganization was aimed at enabling collaboration on government contracts in response to demand for the business units’ combined services.
Novakovic was elected to the board of directors of Abbott Laboratories in 2010 and currently serves on the boards of trustees of Northwestern University and Ford’s Theatre.
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