NMA LiveOnline with Katie Ciccarino
Katie Ciccarino is the Director of Modernization for the F-22 Program. In this role she is responsible for managing candidate capabilities from technology maturation through fielding transition, overseeing all contract requirements and integrating dependencies across multiple Modernization technology portfolios. These technology portfolios include hardware, software, test, special projects and a development pipeline that serves as an integration and fielding gateway to the warfighter.
Katie has been with Lockheed Martin for 20 years. Prior to her current role she served as the Director of Horizontal Integration for the F-35 Program. In this role she is ensuring coordination between the Production, Development, Sustainment and functional support teams. She works F-35 enterprise level projects to bring an integrated solution to some of the program’s toughest programmatic issues.
Her previous role was Chief of Staff of the F-35 Program. In this role she drove integration of program and customer commitments, mission success and award milestones, ensuring program alignment across Business Units and Functions for full execution and achievement of each commitment.
Prior to her Chief of Staff position she was a Program Manager on F-35 LRIP Production. In this role she her primary responsibilities were submitting the proposal, negotiation, definitization, baseline and execution of the LRIP 11 Contract.
Before she moved into Program Management roles the majority of her experience was in Finance and Business Operations. The positions she has previously held are Senior Business Manager of F-35 LRIP Programs, Lead of the F-35 Program Manager and Business Manger Support Team, Lead Cost Analyst and Financial Analyst.
Katie is a graduate of the Program Management Leadership Development Program, the Finance Leadership Academy and the Mid-career Development Program.
Katie is actively involved in the community in Fort Worth. She is a Member of the Board of Directors for ACH Child and Family Services and is an active member of the Junior League of Fort Worth. She also served as the Auction Chair for the Cowtown Ball benefiting the American Cancer Society.
Katie holds a bachelor’s degree in Business from Texas Tech University and an MBA from Southern Methodist University.