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Jim Garrettson, CEO of Executive Mosaic, Presents Rick Ambrose, EVP of Space Systems for Lockheed Martin, His Fourth Wash100 Award

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Jim Garrettson, founder and CEO of Executive Mosaic, presented Rick Ambrose, executive vice president of space systems for Lockheed Martin, with his fourth Wash100 Award on Monday.

Executive Mosaic recognizes Ambrose for leading the improvement of space technologies, including use of the cloud for space missions. We are pleased to present the most coveted award in government contracting to Ambrose.

Ambrose joined Lockheed Martin as the vice president and general manager of surveillance and navigation systems in 2006. He served in the role for four years before becoming president of information services and global solutions between 2011 and 2012. Ambrose then served as vice president and deputy of space systems for another year before assuming his current role in 2013.

In addition, Ambrose has served as the chair of the board of directors for the United Launch Alliance since 2013. He is a member of the board of trustees for the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, a former board chairman of Sandia National Laboratories and a former board member of the Space Foundation. 

He received the National Defense Industrial Association Space Division Peter B. Teets Award in 2017. Ambrose is a fellow of the National Association of Corporate Directors Governance, the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and a full academician of the International Academy of Astronautics. 

Ambrose received a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering technology from the DeVry Institute of Technology and an MBA in business administration from the University of Denver – Daniels College of Business. 

About the Wash100

The Wash100 award, now in its sixth year, recognizes the most influential executives in the GovCon industry as selected by the Executive Mosaic team in tandem with online nominations from the GovCon community. Representing the best of the private and public sector, the winners demonstrate superior leadership, innovation, reliability, achievement and vision. 

Visit the Wash100 site to learn about the other 99 winners of the 2019 Wash100 Award. On the site, you can submit your 10 votes for the GovCon executives of consequence that you believe will have the most significant impact in 2019. 

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