New Business Development VP Named At Lockheed Martin's Simulation, Training Unit
ORLANDO, FL, 14-NOV-04 -- Lockheed Martin has named Debra L. Palmer to lead business development efforts for its Simulation, Training & Support (LM STS) operating unit.
As business development and advanced programs vice president, Palmer will be responsible for creating and proposing solutions for military and commercial customers in addition to leading the company’s research and development activities.
“Debra is customer focused – she knows the importance of listening to customers and providing them with the right solution,” said Dan Crowley, Lockheed Martin Simulation, Training & Support president. “Debra’s significant experience in a wide variety of domains, will enable her to work effectively with our many teammates across our broad complement of programs.”
Palmer will replace Jerry Zionic who is retiring after 28 years with Lockheed Martin. Palmer joined Lockheed Martin in August 1998 and currently is the business development director for the expeditionary warfare line of business at LM STS. She also has served as the program director for the Warfighter Simulation program, a large constructive simulation program under development within the U.S. Army. Palmer earned bachelor’s degrees in biology and chemistry from the State University of New York-Albany and a master’s of business administration degree in economics from the University of Rochester in New York.
“We have incredibly talented employees, enviable technology, and a strong sense of customer,” Palmer said. “When presented with a difficult mission-critical problem, we bring imagination and innovation, and often, just plain hard work forward to meet the challenge. Our path is clear – we will recognize the needs of our customers and work with them to provide the best solution.”