The Women's Executive Council is aligning with the social distancing request and is suspending all in-person events until further notice.  We look forward to gathering together soon.  In the meantime, do things that safely bring you joy.  For up to date information on Covid19, log on to the CDC website. 

August 12, 2020

Catherine A. Ni
Director, Advanced Rotary Wing and Ground Systems
Lockheed Martin Corporation | Missiles and Fire Control


Join us via ZOOM!
Everyone is invited to attend and is FREE to the general public. 
The program will begin at 12-noon. 


Catherine Ni is Director of Advanced Rotary Wing and Ground Systems at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control (MFC) in Orlando, Fla. In this role Mrs. Ni is responsible for the strategy, product development, and execution for multiple programs. Current execution focus includes production of the Target Sight System (TSS) for AH-1Z, Gyrocam products supporting the U.S.M.C. and Army, as well as the development of the INFIRNO sensor for the ARTSV2 threat emulator. She is also responsible for the weapons and sensors suite offering for Sikorsky Future Vertical Lift platform offerings. 

Prior to her current position, Mrs. Ni was Deputy Director of International Apache Fire Control programs, responsible for the sale and execution of the Modernized Target Acquisition Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensor (M-TADS/PNVS) and the Fire Control Radar (FCR) to over 15 international customers. Mrs. Ni was also responsible for leading the Special Operations Forces Global Logistics Support Services (SOF GLSS) capture initiatives which lead to an $8B, 10-year Corporate Focus Program. 

Mrs. Ni joined Lockheed Martin in 2000 and has held numerous positions of increasing responsibility across the corporate enterprise. Within the MFC Business & Strategy Development organization, she held the position of Deputy Director of Strategic Planning. She was responsible for Merger & Acquisition management, MFC strategic partnerships, Strategic Plan development, and new market identification. Prior to this role, she held positions with teams including Sniper International Business Development (MFC), Lockheed Martin’s Corporate Business Development Executive Development & Growth Enhancement Program, U.K. Logistics Program capture, and Deepwater Award Term capture at Rotary and Mission Systems (RMS). Mrs. Ni is a graduate of the Operations Leadership Development Program (OLDP).

Mrs. Ni was born and raised in Blackwood, N.J. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Rowan University (Glassboro, N.J.) and a Master of Science degree in Engineering Management from Drexel University (Philadelphia). Mrs. Ni currently lives in Orlando with her husband Jim and daughters Ava and Kara.     

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Women's Executive Council Sisters

As the world has been impacted by COVID-19 and our normal monthly luncheons have been replaced with online meetings, the need in our community for scholarships still remains strong.  Central to the core mission of the Women's Executive Council, we believe in education and every year since 1987 we have provided scholarships to women in our community.  This year is no exception.  Now more than ever, WEC is committed to continuing to help those in need. 

One way that we can do that is to donate the amount of money you would normally spend on our luncheons directly to our scholarship fund.  Please do this by clicking the DONATE NOW button.  Thank you. 




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  • November 11: WEC Elections and Business 
  • December (Holiday Party)



  • Heatherann Antonacci | 2018 Women's Achievement Awards Education Honoree, former President, Herzing University
  • Cornita A. Riley | Retired, Chief  Orange County Corrections, 2016 Women's Achievement Awards Central Florida Woman of the Year
  • Kirsten B. Carter, MD | Internal Medicine Physician, Grace Medical Home
  • Secily Wilson, | WOW Legacy; Shanta Barton Stubbs, PhD, MA, LMHC | New Image Youth Center; Deanna Snyder, RN | Be Well Essentials
  • Karen Willis | Chief Executive Officer, Early Learning Coalition of Orange County
  • Deborah Barra | Chief Assistant State Attorney, Ninth Judicial Circuit Office of the State Attorney's Office
  • Kelly Lafferman | Chief Marketing Officer & Principal, Findsome & Winmore
  • Bernadette Spong | Chief Financial Officer, Orlando Health
  • Roseann Harrington, Chief of Staff | Orange County Government





  • Cyndia Morales Muñiz, EdD, Assistant Director of Multicultural Academic & Support Services | University of Central Florida
  • Kari Conley, Director, Community Relations | Orlando Health
  • Diane O'Dell, President of Community & Diversity Relations & Executive Director of the Foundation | Universal Orlando
  • Maryann Barry, CEO | Girl Scouts of Citrus
  • Lieutenant General Mark Hertling, Retired Army, Senior Vice President, Global Partnering, Leadership Development & Health Performance Strategies  | Florida Hospital
  • Michelle Brady Palmer, Manager, Community Engagement | SeaWorld Parks & Resorts Orlando
  • Barbara Jenkins, EdD, Superintendent | Orange County Public Schools
  • Joie Cadle, Elected Board Member, Orange County Public Schools, 2017 WEC Woman of the Year