[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”10058″ img_size=”full”][vc_column_text]Emma J. Stevens
F-35 Program Small Business Lead
How to Successfully Market to Defense Prime Contractors
Monday Oct. 15 2018
10:15 AM[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Emma currently serves as the F-35 Program Small Business/Supplier Diversity Lead at Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, Fort Worth-TX.
Emma has been with Lockheed Martin [formally General Dynamics Corporation] since February 1984. In this position, Emma identifies strategic initiatives for the F-35 Program to help Lockheed Martin achieve its supplier diversity goals and objectives to maximize the corporation’s utilization of small diverse businesses.
Ms. Stevens possesses 34 years of professional experience and has had the opportunity to work in a variety of increasingly responsible positions with Lockheed Martin, including database management, project/subcontract management, technical publication, supply chain management, corporate contract agreements, mentor protégé administrator, etc.
Currently assigned to lead the F-35 Small Business Program, she works hand in hand with Lockheed Martin’s procurement, engineering, production management, government affairs, and other functional teams to ensure small diverse businesses are afforded maximum practicable opportunities to participate in the corporation’s subcontracting process.
In addition, Emma also serves as a mentor to employees providing training and guidance to help them navigate through their career paths.
Recognized as one of WE USA’s Top 50 Women in Corporate Supplier Diversity, Emma was included among a list of highly esteemed leaders for their level of commitment to small diverse, and women business development that result in exponential gains for our global economy.
Emma serves in leadership roles for several organizations; to name a few – co-chair on the Corporate Advisory Board with the U.S. Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce, membership chair for D/FW Minority Supplier Development Council Supplier Diversity Professional Working Group, advisor for Lockheed Martin Chapter of National Society of Black Engineers, as well as work with other organizations and industry peers providing adequate tools and training for small/diverse businesses, to enhance their skills and abilities to compete for subcontracting opportunities.
A native Texan, Emma holds a Bachelor degree from the University of North Texas, Denton, TX, a Masters from the University of Phoenix, and a degree from Dallas Bible Theological Insititute. Emma remains actively engaged in various community service events helping others achieve and succeed.