Rising Stars Network Executive Speakers Series

January 31, 2023 • 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Lockheed Martin 410 National Business Parkway Annapolis Junction, MD 20701

Women in Leadership

If you’re an emerging professional, join the Rising Stars Network for the next presentation of the Executive Speakers Series on January 31, 2023 beginning at 5:00 p.m. For this round, we welcome Latisha Rourke of Lockheed Martin to discuss how women in leadership roles are helping to change the landscape of the workplace and why this is important for industry success. Men and women will take a look at some of the common barriers for women, learn how to navigate certain challenges and discuss how supporting the career development of women influences employee recruitment and retention, as well as the bottom line for all businesses.

About the Speaker

Latisha (Tish) Rourke is Vice President of the Cyber and Intelligence (C&I) market segment within the Lockheed Martin Rotary and Missions Systems (RMS) business area. Tish is responsible for a $600 million portfolio of programs that deliver multiple capabilities that supports national security requirements. Her role supports the intelligence community, Department of Defense and other government organizations. Tish also serves as the general manager for the three Hanover, Maryland business campuses that are the primary performance locations for the programs in support of the C&I organization. Throughout her 30+ years with Lockheed Martin, Tish has held leadership roles in engineering, program management and business development contexts. Additionally, Tish serves on the Board of the World Trade Center Institute. With a B.S. and M.S. in electrical engineering from Syracuse University, Tish completed the Lockheed Martin Executive Online Program with Columbia University and Berkeley University in 2020.

This event is for FMA members only. There is no cost to attend, but registration is required.


Key Leaders Series

FMA’s Key Leaders Series, an opportunity to hear directly from national leaders on important topics, welcomes Chris Inglis, National Cyber Director and Principal Adviser to the President on cyber policy and strategy. Chris will offer insights about the current climate of the cyber world as well as how cyber security professionals can be empowered.

Program Schedule

8: 00 a.m. — Registration opens 8:30 a.m. — Plated breakfast served 9:00 a.m.  — Program begins 9:15 a.m.  — Keynote speaker 10:30 a.m.  — Program ends

FMA members $75.00/Non-members $95.00

Pre-registration is required (The cancelation notification deadline for a full refund has passed.)

FMA Partners: Please contact Donna De Marco at ddemarco@ftmeadealliance.org to provide the names of your attendees.


MBC Monthly Meet-Up

February's topic for our Meade Business Connect (MBC) monthly online meeting is Understanding State and County Resources. Learn directly from State and County staff what resources are currently available for small businesses.

More information to come!

This event is for FMA member companies only. There is no cost to attend, but registration is required.


Stars in Service Gala 2023

We are proud to announce FMA Foundation’s 2023 Stars in Service Gala. Riding on the coattails of the inaugural event in 2022, our celebration will include a salute to the Fort Meade Alliance’s 20 years of history, service and community.

If you do choose to attend an FMA event, please keep in mind the CDC recommendations. Visit the CDC website for the latest guidelines. By attending our events you are willingly assuming all risks in relation to COVID-19 exposure. If you are sick or have general symptoms of unwellness, we ask that you please stay home. We appreciate your cooperation during this unprecedented time.