Northrop taps new VP of space, missile defense, advanced tech and ground programs

Northrop Grumman Corp. has named Ginger Wierzbanowski vice president of space, missile defense, advanced technology and ground programs.

She replaces John R. Landon, who is retiring at the end of the year. She will report to corporate vice president of government relations, Sid Ashworth.

"Ginger brings to this role broad expertise in both domestic and international space and defense policy and military intelligence," Ashworth said. "Her private sector, civil service and military experience is well aligned for her new role.”

When she joined the company in 2011, Wierzbanowski worked in Northrop Grumman’s government relations organization, serving as vice president of government relations, special projects.

Before Northrop Grumman, Wierzbanowski was legislative assistant to the vice chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff. She has also served in management and planning roles in advanced research, technology and intelligence for Boeing Co. and Science Applications International Corp.

Wierzbanowski also spent 20 years with the U.S. Air Force, where she was both chief of the intelligence applications division at the National Air and Space Intelligence Center and chief of the Intelligence, Plans and Program Division at the Air Force Special Operations Command.

About the Author

Mark Hoover is a senior staff writer with Washington Technology. You can contact him at mhoover@washingtontechnology.com, or connect with him on Twitter at @mhooverWT.

Reader Comments

Please post your comments here. Comments are moderated, so they may not appear immediately after submitting. We will not post comments that we consider abusive or off-topic.

Please type the letters/numbers you see above

What is your e-mail address?

My e-mail address is:

Do you have a password?

Forgot your password? Click here


  • VIDEO: Explore the 2019 M&A Trends

    Editor Nick Wakeman interviews Kevin DeSanto of the investment bank KippsDeSanto about the highlights of their annual M&A survey and trends driving acquisitions in the federal space. Read More


    In our latest Project 38 Podcast, editor Nick Wakeman and senior staff writer Ross Wilkers discuss the major news events so far in 2019 and what major trends are on the horizon. Read More

contracts DB

Washington Technology Daily

Sign up for our newsletter.

Terms and Privacy Policy consent

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.