William M. Brown

Executive Chairman, L3Harris Technologies, Melbourne

L3Harris is an $18-billion revenue defense contractor with 48,000 employees and customers in more than 100 countries. It is the sixth-largest defense contractor in the U.S. L3’s defense and commercial technologies are part of every GPS satellite, the Mars rover, the F-35 and other aircraft, more than 1 million military tactical radios, autonomous vehicles and many other aerospace and defense products.

EDUCATION Villanova University (BS, MS), University of Pennsylvania Wharton School (MBA)
CIVIC CONTRIBUTION During the past year, the company and its employees contributed more than $2 million to assist community organizations providing COVID-19 relief support nationwide and $2 million to expand the INROADS’ College Links program to Orlando and other cities to help underserved communities.
FAVORITE PART OF THE JOB Working with other people dedicated to helping make organizations more successful than when we first joined them. That means surrounding yourself with the right talent and establishing an inclusive, high-performance culture based on continuous improvement. It is a constant challenge and a never-ending journey that excites me every day when I come to work.

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