GODFREY — Piasa-Southwestern graduate Angela (Bray) Heise, who serves as vice president, enterprise information technology solutions, for Lockheed Martin Corp., will be the guest speaker at the Southwestern School Foundation dinner and auction at 6 p.m. Saturday, March 14, at The Commons at Lewis and Clark Community College.
Heise, a 1992 graduate of Southwestern High School, is responsible for leading Lockheed Martin’s information technology business and serving Department of Defense customers in the operation and defense of global networks. She also manages eight major data centers, hosts 200 Air Force and Army mission applications, and provides IT support for senior leaders in the Pentagon. Her organization consists of more than 3,000 employees worldwide and provides IT services to millions of users.
Heise’s previous roles at Lockheed Martin include serving as the director of the company’s Army Corps of Engineers – Information Technology program in Vicksburg, Miss. Her responsibilities included leading a team of 800 engineers and technicians across the country in providing innovative IT support, operating two major data centers, and supporting more than 2,000 field sites in a 24-by-7 setting from October 2010 to September 2012. Under her leadership, she significantly improved IT service for the Army Corps of Engineers across the country.
She has also served as Lockheed Martin’s director of unified logistics solutions and was responsible for ensuring successful delivery of transportation and supply chain solutions for the U.S. Transportation Command and the Defense Logistics Agency, and capturing new business from October 2006 to October 2010.
In 2012, Heise was recognized in Aviation Week’s Top 40 under 40, and in 2013 as Federal Computing Week’s Top 100 Executives. This year, she was selected to attend Fortune Magazine’s first annual event for the Most Powerful Women-Next Generation. She served as the Lockheed Martin Executive Champion for the Greater Washington American Heart Association in 2013, and has served as a member of the Women’s Leadership Forum Steering Committee.
Heise graduated from Southern Illinois University with a bachelor of science in computer science. She and her husband, Roger, live in Oakton, Va., and are the parents of five.
This is the 13th anniversary of the Southwestern Foundation’s dinner and auction. The annual event has helped generate $252,250 in scholarships that have been awarded to 260 Southwestern graduates since 2001. The foundation has also awarded mini-grants totaling more than $43,000 to help enhance learning opportunities in the Southwestern District.
Tickets are $30 and are available through any foundation board member or by calling the Southwestern School District office at (618) 372-3813.