2. Marilyn Hewson, Lockheed Martin
During her first year at Lockheed Martin, Hewson ramped up Lockheed Martin’s operating profits and shareholder earnings, even though the company had a 4% drop in overall revenue. As the military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan are drawing down, Hewson is keeping Lockheed Martin profitable by looking to new industries, such as renewable energy, to increase Lockheed’s customer base. Lockheed also posted record operating profits and earnings per share in 2013, Hewson’s first year as CEO.