Culverhouse Alum Marillyn A. Hewson Receives CEO of the Year Award

  • July 31st, 2018
The Hewson Family: Will Hewson, Marillyn A. Hewson, James Hewson, David Hewson.
The Hewson Family from left to right: Will Hewson, Marillyn A. Hewson, James Hewson, David Hewson.


Culverhouse grad Marillyn A. Hewson, chairman, president and CEO of Lockheed Martin Corp., was named 2018 Chief Executive of the Year by Chief Executive magazine. The award is “bestowed upon an outstanding corporate leader, nominated and selected by peer CEOs” and was given in a ceremony in New York City on Monday, July 30.

In this profile of Hewson in Chief Executive, thought leaders from major government and commercial entities describe her passion for excellence and relentless drive as an executive at one of the world’s most important companies.

Culverhouse staff and friends of the College were on hand at the ceremony to congratulate Hewson on this incredible distinction.

Members of the Culverhouse, including Dean Kay Palan and Board of Visitors member Phil Smith standing with Marillyn A. Hewson
From left to right: Kate Cleveland, Senior Director of Development at Culverhouse; Courtney Page Miller, Director of Alumni and Corporate Relations at Culverhouse; Hill Rowan, Major Gifts Officer for Culverhouse; Phil Smith, Culverhouse Board of Visitors member; Marillyn A. Hewson; Culverhouse Dean Kay M. Palan; Kelley Fitzpatrick; C.T. Fitzpatrick, Culverhouse Board of Visitors Member; Will Hewson.


The ceremony took place the same day as an announcement of a major gift to the Culverhouse College of Business from Marillyn And James Hewson.

“This is a remarkable gift from a truly incredible, successful and compassionate couple,” said UA President Stuart R. Bell. “Their commitment to and ongoing support of our Culverhouse College of Business reflects a confidence in the important teaching, research and service we do every day.”