The board of directors of Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) has elected Kathy J. Warden as the company's Chairperson, effective August 1, 2019.
Warden will serve as Chairperson, CEO and President. Warden succeeds Wes Bush, who has served as chairman since July 2011. As previously announced, Bush will retire from the company and resign from the board on July 31, 2019. Donald E. Felsinger will continue to serve as the company’s lead independent director.
Felsinger joined the company's board of directors in 2007. He is the former chairman and chief executive officer of Sempra Energy. Warden has been CEO and President of Northrop Grumman since January 1, 2019. She was elected to the company’s board of directors in 2018. Previously, she served as president and chief operating officer of the company where she was responsible for the operational management of the four operating sectors as well as its enterprise services organization.