NSC Selects Air Force Veteran as President, CEO

Lorraine M. Martin has "more than 30 years' experience leading and developing successful global and international businesses, said Mark Vergnano, chairman of the National Safety Council.

The National Safety Council announced May 7 that Lorraine M. Martin has been appointed president and CEO of the council. Martin, who is co-founder and president of the nonprofit Pegasus Springs Foundation, will be joining NSC on June 3 at its headquarters in Itasca, Ill.

"Lorraine has more than 30 years' experience leading and developing successful global and international businesses," said Mark Vergnano, chairman of the council. "She has a successful track record of working in both civic and corporate roles, which makes her a natural fit for the council – an organization that offers a suite of products, training services, and advocacy resources, with the mission of eliminating preventable deaths."

According to the council's announcement, at 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. Ms. 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, Ms. Martin was recently named among STEMConnector's 100 Corporate Women Leaders, and she frequently lectures on core issues related to the cause."

Martin previously was executive vice president and deputy of Rotary and Mission Systems at Lockheed Martin, leading a team of 34,000 global employees in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Taiwan, Japan, the United Kingdom, Germany, Poland, the Netherlands, New Zealand, and Australia with operations in more than 75 facilities. She 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.

"Saving lives and preventing needless injuries is a noble mission and one I was drawn to immediately," Martin said. "I am deeply passionate and committed to keeping people safe wherever they are, and I will bring that commitment to NSC as we work to eliminate all preventable deaths."

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