Director of Global Business Development, Northrop Grumman Corporation
Heather Kiriakou has been a Corporate Director of Global Business Development at Northrop Grumman Corporation since Nov 2015. Her team is responsible for assessing trends in the international marketplace and producing actionable insights for the company’s international pursuits. She also manages the process and independent assessments for the company’s domestic and international priority win captures to enable profitable global growth. Prior to this role, Heather spent three years working in Northrop Grumman’s Aerospace Systems sector in a strategy, government relations, and business development role.
Heather joined Northrop Grumman in 2012, after a distinguished fifteen-year career in the U.S. Government in the national security field. During her tenure in the U.S. Government, Heather served in various roles of increasing responsibility in Washington, D.C. and in the Middle East. She led the first National Strategy to Counter Terrorist Travel during a policy rotation to the Bureau of Customers and Border Protection and she completed a fellowship in the U.S. Senate, applying her expertise on the Middle East to enhance legislative oversight of national security policy. From 2003-04, Heather was a visiting fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York; she co-authored the National Academy of Sciences publication, “Educational Paradigms in Homeland Security,” which provided a roadmap for U.S. universities to establish or enhance national security curriculum. She has a B.S. in Foreign Service and an M.A. in Security Studies from Georgetown University.