Lockheed Martin 's Board Of Directors

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Lockheed Martin’s board of directors consist of twelve active members. There are four women and eight men, all of which are external members other than the CEO. One woman, Marillyn A. Hewson, is the Chairman, CEO, and President of Lockheed. She, among other board members has 30+ years of management experience and is responsible for acting with independent interest for the company in order to avoid compromising judgement. Considering majority of the board has external membership, it benefits the company 's overall corporate governance because it avoids conflict with other positions inside of the board. Similarly, many large companies have twelve or more members on the board in order to oversee the corporate governance, strategic development, and capital investments of stock and financial operations.1 As an illustration, the board of directors has recently been ranked a 6 (on a scale of 1-10) as of November 1, 2016 according to the ISS (International Space Systems). This is a low score on the ISS scale because the board lacks several qualities that the ISS checks for annually. The ISS QuickScore determines how well the company incorporates board structure, compensation, shareholder rights, and risk oversight. According to the ISS, a score of a 1 is a perfect score and a score of 10 describes of lack of compatibility within the board. As a company overall, Lockheed Martin has a QuickScore of 1 (QS:1). The score is meant to “provide an indication of relative quality and is

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