Shan Cooper, vice president of Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co. and general manager of the company’s Marietta facility, joins Claire Shipman of ABC News and Debbie Storey of AT&T as a keynote speaker for Create Your Destiny: Possible Woman 2014. The 18th annual leadership conference on April 30 at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis inspires women from all walks of life and helps provide scholarships for women in nontraditional fields of study.
The Lockheed facility in Marietta welcomed Shan Cooper as general manager in January 2011. She is also responsible for the company’s subassembly sites in Mississippi and West Virginia. In addition, she serves as the company’s vice president of business ethics.
With a background in human resources and diversity workforce management, Cooper previously held leadership positions with Lucent Technologies. She has received the national honors of Women of Color in Technology Corporate Responsibility Award and the YWCA Tribute to Women of Achievement. She was named to Diversity MBA Magazine’s Top 100 Under 50 Executives and as one of Georgia Trend’s Most Influential Georgians in 2012, 2013 and 2014. She received the Pioneer Award from US Black Engineer & Information Technology Magazine in 2013.
She sits on boards of the Cobb County and Metro Atlanta Chambers of Commerce, on the Board of Councilors for The Carter Center and the Board of Trustees of both Emory University and the Woodruff Arts Center. Chair of the Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education, she holds an MBA from the Roberto C. Goizueta Business School at Emory University and is a graduate of the Rutgers Global Executive Masters in Human Resource Leadership Program.
The conference will be packed with leading keynote speakers, interactive question-and-answer sessions, wellqualifi ed panels, informative exhibits and exciting networking opportunities.