Culverhouse Alum Make Forbes’ Most Powerful Women List

  • January 2nd, 2020

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Marillyn A. Hewson, a University of Alabama Legend and graduate of the Culverhouse College of Business, is #10 in Forbes’  2019 list of the world’s 100 most powerful women. This year marks the second consecutive year she has appeared in the top 10 of Forbes’ annual list.

Marillyn A. Hewson
Marillyn A. Hewson

Hewson serves as chairman, president and CEO of Lockheed Martin Corp.

Hewson earned her bachelor’s degree in business administration and her master’s degree in economics from UA. Under her leadership, Lockheed Martin’s stock has risen more than 300%.

“I was also proud to represent my alma mater, The University of Alabama,” said Hewson upon being named the 2018 Chief Executive of the Year by Chief Executive magazine. “I am deeply thankful for the strong business education I received at the University.

“That education helped prepare me for many of the challenges and opportunities I’ve encountered throughout my career – from the day I joined the company as an industrial engineer to my current role as CEO.”

Hewson is heavily involved with Culverhouse as a member of its Board of Visitors and generously supports the College’s mission. Hewson Hall, a state-of-the-art building now in the preliminary stages of construction, was named as such thanks to a gift from her and husband James. 

Another UA grad was also named to the list. Vicki Hollub, president and CEO of Occidental Petroleum, was in 47th place.

She became  the first woman CEO of a major U.S. oil and gas company when she assumed the role in 2016. She studied mineral engineering at UA and graduated from the Capstone in 1981.