With years of industry experience and leadership roles under her belt, Gloria A. Flach is set to bring her extensive knowledge to RMI’s “Women in NextGen Manufacturing & Engineering” event as the forum’s keynote speaker. With Northrop Grumman since 1981, Flach has flourished, and she is now the corporate vice president and president of Northrop Grumman’s Electronic Systems sector.
Northrop Grumman is a world leader in defense electronics systems. Flach oversees the Electronic Systems sector’s business operations in areas such as defense electronics, airspace management systems, navigation systems, radar and self protection systems, communications systems, marine systems, space systems, oceanic and naval systems, government systems and logistics services. She is a member of the company’s Corporate Policy Council.
Flach earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science and a master’s degree in business administration from Loyola University Maryland, where she is also an inductee in the university’s Computer Science Hall of Fame for outstanding achievement. She has completed the Executive Marketing Program at the University of California, Los Angeles, and the General Manager’s Program at Harvard University.
She currently serves as chairman of the Maryland Business Roundtable for Education, and she also serves on the University of Maryland, Baltimore County board of directors, the Loyola University Maryland board of advisors and the board of trustees for Notre Dame Preparatory School in Baltimore.
Women in Next Generation Manufacturing and Engineering – Hosted by RMI and Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems
Next generation manufacturing depends on diverse strategies, new leadership styles and a background in STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. To remain competitive in the global marketplace, Maryland manufacturers need to know how to transform diversity into opportunity. This event offers a panel/audience discussion for anyone who wants to learn about successful women leaders in NextGenM .
The event will be held March 27, 2014 from 8 to 11:30 a.m., at the National Electronics Museum (1745 West Nursery Rd, Linthicum Heights, MD 21090). The costs are $35.00 per RMI member and $45.00 for a non-member (membership info here) .
RMI is giving students and teachers the opportunity to attend for free, but they must register here.
For more information or sponsorship details, contact Mike Galiazzo at 410-771-8111.
8:00 – 8:50 continental breakfast networking
8:50 – Welcome and introductions – Mike Galiazzo, President, RMI
8:55 – 9:10 Welcome & Remarks – Laura Neuman, County Executive, Anne Arundel County
9:10 -9:15 Today’s Program – Moderator – Mary Kay Burch, Vice President of Communications, Intelligence and Networking Solutions for the Land and Self Protection Systems Division of Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems, Member, RMI Board of Directors.
9:15 – 9:30 Remarks – Gloria A. Flach, Corporate Vice President and President, Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems
9:30 – 10:30 Panel – Moderator – Mary Kay Burch
Nichole Hickson-Oliver, Personnel Director, General Motors, Baltimore Operations
Susan (Suzy) Ganz , CEO and Chair of Lion Brothers, Member RMI Board of Directors
Jenny Regan , CEO of Key Tech
Kay Rand, Vice President of Mission Assurance, Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems (ES) sector
10:30 -11:30 Community Conversations with the Audience