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For Immediate Release

INDIANAPOLIS (July 14, 2015) – Project Lead The Way has appointed Stephanie C. Hill to its Board of Directors. Ms. Hill is the vice president and general manager of Lockheed Martin’s Ship and Aviation Systems.

Ms. Hill leads more than 10,000 employees who provide a wide array of information technology systems and services in areas such as information and cyber security, finance, transportation, citizen protection, energy, health care, and space exploration.

“We are honored to have Stephanie Hill join the PLTW Board of Directors,” said Frank Zaffino, chairman of the board. “Her leadership experience and commitment to the future vitality of this country is evident in her work at Lockheed Martin, as is her commitment to promoting science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education in our young people. We are excited to have her join us and to offer her experience, knowledge and wisdom to the benefit our children.”

Ms. Hill graduated with high honors from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County with a Bachelor of Science in computer science and economics. Since joining Lockheed Martin in 1987 as a software engineer, she has served as vice president of Corporate Internal Audit, and vice president and general manager of the Electronic Systems-Mission Systems & Sensors, Baltimore site.

Ms. Hill is a member of the Maryland Business Roundtable; the University of Maryland, Baltimore County’s Board of Visitors; and the Greater Baltimore Committee. She also serves on the RTCA NextGen Advisory Committee, which develops recommendations to the Federal Aviation Administration regarding its modernization of the National Airspace System.

Ms. Hill has received numerous awards and recognitions. In 2015, Computerworld named her one of its ‘Premier 100 IT Leaders,’ and the World Trade Center Institute honored her with the Maryland International Business Leadership Award. In 2014, Ms. Hill was named the Black Engineer of the Year by Career Communications Group. In 2013, she received an AFCEA Heroines in Technology Award and earned the President’s Award from the Greater Baltimore Committee for support of minority business development.

“Inspiring young people to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics is not only important to Lockheed Martin – it is critical to maintaining our nation’s competitive advantage,” said Ms. Hill. “I’m honored to be joining an outstanding organization that is helping develop a new generation of innovators who will change our world.”

The PLTW Board of Directors is dedicated to improving student education in the United States, linking it to economic development and the job demands of a high-tech, highly skilled global economy. The business acumen and experience of the board is vital to the direction and success of PLTW, recently recognized by Change the Equation as one of just four high-quality STEM organizations that are ready to be taken to scale on a national level. PLTW is also on the Social Impact Exchange’s S&I 100 Index, recognizing the top 100 performing nonprofit organizations in the United States.

For more information on PLTW’s Board of Directors, visit

About PLTW
Project Lead The Way (PLTW) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and the nation’s leading provider of K-12 science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) programs. PLTW’s world-class, activity-, project-, and problem-based curriculum and high-quality teacher professional development model, combined with an engaged network of educators and corporate partners, help students develop the skills needed to succeed in our global economy. More than 6,500 elementary, middle, and high schools in all 50 states and the District of Columbia currently offer PLTW courses to their students. For more information, visit


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