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Vice President, F-16, Japan F-2 & India F-21 Programs, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, Lockheed Martin

B.S. ASE 1987, The University of Texas at Austin
M.B.A. Marketing 2000, Dallas Baptist University in Dallas Texas

Susan B. Ouzts served as Vice President, F-16, F-2 Japan, and F-21 India Programs for Lockheed Martin Aeronautics where she was responsible for Lockheed Martin’s worldwide F-16, F-2, and F-21 aircraft portfolios, including financial and contractual commitments throughout each platform’s life cycle. She served as the primary customer interface for all domestic and international programs.

Ouzts received her B.S in aerospace engineering from The University of Texas at Austin and her M.B.A. in marketing from Dallas Baptist University. She is also a graduate of the Defense Systems Management College – Advanced Program Management Course in Fort Belvoir, Virginia.

Her professional career began at LTV (now Lockheed Martin) in July of 1987 as an aerodynamics and flight dynamics engineer. Since then, she has held leadership positions on several key Lockheed Martin programs, including F-35 International, F-35 Japan, Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) International, Sea-Based Missile Segment Enhancement, Strategic Planning for Air and Missile Defense, PAC-3 Production, PAC-3 Evolutionary (next generation) Development, Missile Hardware Development, and Missile Test and Evaluation programs. She has also held a variety of technical roles and technical leadership positions throughout her 32-year career.

Ouzts has served on the UT Austin ASE/EM External Advisory Committee, is a senior member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and is a member of the Japan-America Society of Dallas Fort Worth (JASDFW). She is also involved in several organizations sponsoring development of STEM and women in engineering. She has received numerous individual and team awards for engineering and leadership achievements.

Susan Ouzts passed away on June 29, 2022.