WE21 Conference Keynote Speakers

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Opening Keynote with Stephanie C. Hill

Thursday, October 21, 2021

8:30 – 9:45 a.m.

Indiana Convention Center, Hall H and Virtual

Stephanie C. Hill
Executive Vice President
Rotary and Mission Systems
Lockheed Martin Corporation

Since joining Lockheed Martin in 1987 as a software engineer, Stephanie C. Hill has held positions of increasing responsibility, currently  serving as executive vice president of Rotary and Mission Systems (RMS) for Lockheed Martin Corporation. RMS is a $16 billion gross enterprise that supports many branches of the U.S. military and intelligence, civil, commercial, and international military customers. Ms. Hill has been recognized for her career achievements and community outreach, especially in advancing STEM education. Deeply committed to the development of others, she mentors many students and professionals alike. Born in Baltimore, Maryland, Hill graduated with high honors from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, with a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science and economics; the university also recognized her with an honorary doctorate in 2017.

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Friday Keynote with Barbara Humpton

Friday, October 22, 2021

8:30 – 9:45 a.m.

Indiana Convention Center, Hall H and Virtual

Barbara Humpton
President and CEO
Siemens USA

As CEO of Siemens USA, Barbara Humpton champions a mission centered on purpose and driven by the collaboration to serve the company’s largest market. She’s passionate about diversity, STEM education, and what she calls a work-life blend that honors her priorities at Siemens and as a grandmother. In her keynote, she’ll share her optimistic outlook and the pivotal moment that changed her perspective on leadership. Topic of Keynote: Letting Others Lead

Closing Keynote with Patricia Poppe

Saturday, October 23, 2021

3:30 – 4:45 p.m.

Indiana Convention Center, Hall H and Virtual

Patti Poppe
Chief Executive Officer

Patricia (Patti) Poppe joined PG&E in January 2021 after five years as president and CEO of CMS Energy and its principal subsidiary, Consumers Energy, where she focused on connecting the utility more closely with its customers and adapting lean operating system principles throughout the business. Previously, she served as a power plant director at DTE Energy. Before joining DTE Energy, she held a variety of plant management positions in the automotive industry. Poppe earned a master’s degree in management from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business and received a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in industrial engineering from Purdue University.