Lorraine M. Martin

Placed Leader

Lorraine M. Martin

President and CEO
National Safety Council

October 15, 2019

Koya partnered with the Board of the National Safety Council on its President & CEO search. Founded in 1913 and chartered by Congress, the National Safety Council, nsc.org, is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to save lives by preventing injuries and deaths at work, in homes and communities, and on the roads through leadership, research, education, and advocacy.

Our work with the organization resulted in the appointment of Lorraine M. Martin.

Martin brings over 30 years of experience in both civic and corporate leadership to advance the Council’s mission of eliminating preventable deaths.

As Co-founder of the Pegasus Springs Foundation, Martin has focused on providing opportunities for educators, students and community members to collaborate on learning models. She is an enthusiastic advocate for school, community and national resource engagement. Martin is actively involved and passionately dedicated to social impact and global change endeavors promoting diversity, inclusion and equality. As a champion for advancing women and girls in STEM, Martin was recently named among STEMConnector’s 100 Corporate Women Leaders, and she frequently lectures on core issues related to the cause.

Previously, Martin was Executive Vice President and Deputy of Rotary and Mission Systems (RMS) at Lockheed Martin. She led a team of 34,000 global employees in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Taiwan, Japan, United Kingdom, Germany, Poland, the Netherlands, New Zealand and Australia with operations in more than 75 worldwide facilities. Over her career, she has led global aircraft and complex system development and manufacturing, always with a focus on safety for the employees and for those who used the products, often in high consequence environments. Among her top achievements, Ms. Martin led the largest defense program, F-35 Lightning II, a stealth fighter aircraft. She also spearheaded the successful operational and cultural integration of Sikorsky, a global leader in helicopters.

Martin was an Officer in the U.S. Air Force, where she held various leadership positions for software-intensive technology and development programs. She has earned an M.S. in Computer Science from Boston University and a B.A. in Computational Mathematics from DePauw University.

Read the press release: National Safety Council Appoints Lorraine M. Martin as President and CEO.