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Linda R. Gooden

Executive Vice President, Lockheed Martin

AFCEA Leadership Five Questions


In this video, Linda Gooden talks about what's important to her in a leader, her leadership "checklist", her greatest leadership challenge and her mentors.  Ms. Gooden is a well-respected business leader who has received many honors:
Fortune Magazine’s Top 50 Most Powerful Women in 

Black Enterprise magazine’s 100 Most Powerful

          Executives in Corporate America
Maryland Business Hall of Fame
Top 50 Women in Technology

Based on her 35 years of experience, Ms. Gooden gives a thoughtful interview in this AFCEA Leadership series to Fred Francis, former veteran NBC News correspondent.

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Linda R. Gooden

·         Age:  mid 50’s

·         Native of Youngstown, Ohio

·         One of six children

·         Education:

o   Computer Technology--Youngstown State University

o    Post-baccalaureate studies--San Diego State University

o   Bachelor of Science degree,Business Administration--University of Maryland, University College

o   Executive Program Manager course at the Defense Systems Management College