Karen Duneman is Director, International for Corporate Engineering and Technology at Lockheed Martin Corporation. In this role, she is responsible for creating and utilizing a global network of technical relationships to accelerate both international and domestic sales and improve profitability.
Ms. Duneman previously served as Engineering Director of Lockheed Martin’s C4ISR Systems Line of Business in IS&GS-Defense, overseeing the technical content of a diverse portfolio of programs, internal investments, and new business opportunities. Ms. Duneman has more than 25 years of experience with Lockheed Martin and two of its predecessor companies, Ford Aerospace and Loral. Her experience includes full life-cycle system development ; enterprise system and software architecture; software and systems engineering ; and integration and test of complex, system-of-system globally deployed solutions.
Her technical specialties include intelligence gathering and processing systems; ground segment integration; tactical communications; service oriented architecture software implementations; database design; and data engineering.
Ms. Duneman’s Lockheed Martin career has included multi-year overseas assignments in Germany and Saudi Arabia providing senior engineering support to ongoing U-2 operations as well as other short-term international assignments including Italy, Finland, Israel, and Australia where new business relationships and the pursuit of emerging opportunities were the focus. Ms. Duneman is one of a few Lockheed Martin employees who holds the title of Lockheed Martin Fellow Emeritus for her continuing contributions to business growth after her tenure as a Fellow.
Born in the United Kingdom and raised in New England as well as around the globe, Karen has strong business and personal relationship building skills. She holds three undergraduate degrees from the University of Maryland – Computer Science, Political Science, and English. She speaks and writes French and German and is conversant in Italian. Karen resides in Bethesda, Maryland with her husband, Steven.