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.|