Rising Stars Network Executive Speakers Series

Rising Stars Network Executive Speakers Series


540 National Business Parkway, First Floor, Suite 100, Annapolis Junction, Maryland, 20701

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Managing from the Heart

If you’re an emerging professional, join the Rising Stars Network for the next presentation of the Executive Speakers Series on March 28, 2023 beginning at 5:00 p.m. For this round, we welcome Tom Afferton of Peraton to discuss not only the logical approach to leadership, but also how he leverages a “head/heart/guts” rubric as a leader.

March 28, 2023 • 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

540 National Business Parkway
First Floor, Suite 100
Annapolis Junction, MD 20701

About the Speaker

As sector president, Tom Afferton has full executive responsibility for the Cyber Mission sector’s strategy development and execution, program performance, and growth objectives. The sector delivers full-spectrum cyber programs, information operations, and technical solutions that support intelligence, defense, and civil markets.

Prior to joining Peraton, Tom spent 17 years at Northrop Grumman in a variety of leadership positions. Most recently, Tom served as vice president, Defense and Intelligence, where he led a line of business that provided secure information technology and mission solutions to defense, intelligence, and civil security customers. He previously led businesses supporting federal civilian, public safety, defense and intelligence customers, and served in senior functional staff positions associated with operations, technology, and strategy.

Tom began his career at AT&T, where he held a variety of engineering and management positions of increasing scope and responsibility related to planning and operating optical networks.

Tom is the executive sponsor of the Peraton Pride Alliance Employee Resource Group. Tom earned his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Virginia and a master’s degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University.

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

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