Our Leadership

OUR LEADERSHIP

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Despite their diverse backgrounds, Leonardo DRS leadership team members all have one thing in common: they have built their careers — and their lives — serving our country, our employees and our customers. 

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William "Bill" Lynn, Leonardo DRS CEO

William J. Lynn III

Chief Executive Officer, Leonardo DRS

William J. Lynn III is the Chief Executive Officer of Leonardo DRS. Leonardo is a European-based defense and aerospace conglomerate and Leonardo DRS is its largest U.S. subsidiary with about $2 billion in revenue.

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Mr. Lynn has had an extensive career in national security, both in government and in industry. In government, he has served two Presidents, five Secretaries of Defense and as an aide to Senator Edward Kennedy. In industry, he has worked as a senior executive for Raytheon and now Leonardo DRS. 

Prior to joining Leonardo DRS in January 2012, Mr. Lynn served as the 30th United States Deputy Secretary of Defense from 2009 to 2011. Serving under Secretaries Robert Gates and Leon Panetta, he managed three million personnel and oversaw an annual budget of $700 billion. He also personally led the Department's efforts in cyber security, space strategy and energy policy. 

From 2002 to 2009, Mr. Lynn was Senior Vice President of Government Operations and Strategy at the Raytheon Company. In this position, he directed strategic planning, oversaw merger and acquisition activities and supervised government relations. 

Previously, he served as the Chief Financial Officer and Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) from 1997 to 2001. From 1993 to 1997, he led strategic planning for DoD as Director of Program Analysis and Evaluation. Mr. Lynn worked for Senator Ted Kennedy as counsel to the Senate Armed Services Committee from 1987 to 1993. 

Mr. Lynn is a member of the Boards of the USO, the Atlantic Council, The Marshall Legacy Institute, the National Defense Industrial Association and the Center for a New  American Security (CNAS). He has been recognized for numerous professional and service contributions, including four DoD Distinguished Public Service medals and the Distinguished Civilian Service Award from the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. 

His publications include a 2010 path-breaking article in Foreign Affairs on cyber security (“Defending a New Domain: The Pentagon’s New Cyberstrategy”). He also co-authored a book, Toward A More Effective Defense, and has published numerous articles in various professional journals and newspapers. 

A graduate of Dartmouth College, Mr. Lynn holds a law degree from Cornell Law School and a Master's degree from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University. He is married with two children. 

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John Baylouny, Leonardo DRS COO

John Baylouny

Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer

John Baylouny is a veteran of Leonardo DRS and has held a variety of positions within the company prior to becoming Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Baylouny has more than 30 years of experience in the aerospace and defense industry with diverse experience in direct P&L and operational responsibility, general management, product development, program management and product design.

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Most recently, Mr. Baylouny served as the Chief Technology Officer of the company and was focused on providing leadership to the technical community with enterprise-wide responsibility for its technology investment strategy. Prior to that, Mr. Baylouny served as Vice President and General Manager of the company’s Land Systems and Advanced ISR businesses, among other leadership roles. Baylouny is intimately familiar with the inner working of the company, advancing from engineering to engineering leadership, then on to business leadership roles. 

Baylouny has a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology, and a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Fairleigh Dickinson University. 

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Mike Dippold, Leondardo DRS

Michael Dippold

Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

Michael Dippold is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Leonardo DRS. Mr. Dippold was appointed to his current position on January 1, 2017. As the Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Mr. Dippold is responsible for overseeing Leonardo DRS’ financial activities and operations, controllership, treasury functions, and economic and business related strategies.

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Throughout his 10 years at the Corporation, Mr. Dippold has held a variety of roles of increasing responsibility. Prior to assuming the position of CFO, Mr. Dippold served as Senior Vice President, Corporate Controller for DRS Technologies. In this role, he was responsible for the company’s financial management, government compliance, audit and audit committee interface, as well as financial oversight on all strategic dispositions and mergers and acquisitions.

Prior to joining Leonardo DRS, Mr. Dippold spent 4 years at KPMG where he worked primarily on Defense Industry client accounts including DRS Technologies. As an auditor, Mike assisted DRS Technologies in various transformational events including the acquisitions of Integrated Defense Technologies and Engineering Support Systems as well as the implementation of Sarbanes Oxley.

Mr. Dippold received a BS in Accounting from Pennsylvania State University in 2003. In addition he is currently Treasurer of the jointly held Sonar Systems Company.

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Mark A. Dorfman, Leonardo DRS

Mark A. Dorfman

Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary

In his role as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary for Leonardo DRS, Mr. Dorfman regularly provides advice and counsel to the Board of Directors and executive management of the company on legal and business matters. He chairs the company's Oversight Committee and is responsible for the company's legal and regulatory affairs, ethics and compliance programs and corporate governance activities. 

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Mr. Dorfman joined the company in 2005 as Corporate Counsel and was promoted multiple times between 2006 and 2011 to his current executive leadership position.

Prior to joining Leonardo DRS, Mr. Dorfman was a corporate attorney at Lowenstein Sandler PC and Chadbourne & Parke LLP, where his practice included representation of corporate clients in connection with mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, public and private securities offerings, joint ventures and other complex transactions. Mr. Dorfman also regularly advised clients on securities law matters and corporate governance matters, including SEC filings and public disclosure matters, Sarbanes-Oxley compliance and compliance with NYSE and NASDAQ corporate governance related listing standards.

Mr. Dorfman holds a B.A. in political science from Emory University and a J.D. from New York University School of Law.

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Sandra L. Hodgkinson, Leonardo DRS

Sandra L. Hodgkinson

Senior Vice President, Strategy and Corporate Development

Sandra L. “Sandy” Hodgkinson is the Senior Vice President for Strategy and Corporate Development at Leonardo DRS. In this capacity, she leads the development and execution of the annual Leonardo DRS strategic plan, working closely with the CEO, COO, CFO, business units, and Leonardo leadership. She is also responsible for the coordination and management oversight for all merger and acquisition activities of the company.

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Ms. Hodgkinson also serves as Chief of Staff to the CEO. In this capacity, she provides advice to the CEO and oversees the development of the business review process, the Corporate Calendar, the annual leadership conference, and preparation for our Board of Directors meetings. Ms. Hodgkinson is the Leonardo DRS Sustainability Ambassador, and currently co-Chairs the Leonardo Steering Committee on Digital Transformation.

Ms. Hodgkinson previously served as a civil servant in the U.S. Government achieving the rank of Senior Executive Service (SES), with assignments at Department of Defense, State Department, and the White House. Her positions included: Special Assistant (Chief of Staff) to the Deputy Secretary of Defense; Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (DASD); Distinguished Visiting Research Fellow at the National Defense University; Deputy to the Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes Issues; Director for International Justice at the National Security Council (NSC); and Senior Advisor at the Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA), in Baghdad, Iraq. She has been awarded DoD’s highest career civilian award, the Distinguished Civilian Service Award, DoD’s Meritorious Civilian Service Medal, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal (military service), and 4 State Department Superior Honor Awards.

Prior to civil service, Ms. Hodgkinson spent six years in the U.S. Navy Judge Advocate General’s (JAG) Corps, with tours as an Appellate Clerk at the Navy-Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals; a Prosecutor and International Law Officer in Naples, Italy; and a Country Program Director, Defense Institute of International Legal Studies (DIILS), Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA), where she trained foreign military and civilians in over 30 countries. She spent 15 years in the U.S. Navy reserves as a JAG officer, serving as Commanding Officer of the Navy Reserve International and Operational Law unit, Department Head for the Law of Armed Conflict Division, Department Head for the Cyber Security and Intelligence Divisions, and an instructor at the Naval War College and Naval Justice School. She retired in 2017 at the rank of Captain.

Ms. Hodgkinson has written more than fifteen legal articles and seven book chapters, and has been adjunct teaching national security law at Catholic University’s Law School since 2007. She has served on the Executive Council of the American Society of International Law, the ABA Standing Committee on Law and National Security (Board), the ABA Cyber Security task force, and in other volunteer capacities. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. She has a J.D. from the University of Denver (DU); an M.A. from DU’s Graduate School of International Studies; and a B.A. from Tulane University. She also studied abroad at the Hague Academy of International Law; l’Institut d’Etudes Politiques (“Sciences Po”), Paris, and in Cuernavaca, Mexico, and speaks French, and intermediate Spanish and Italian to varying degrees. 

Ms. Hodgkinson is married with five children and resides in Alexandria, Virginia.

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Michael Coulter, Leonardo DRS

Michael Coulter

Senior Vice President, Corporate Business Development & President, International

Michael Coulter is Senior Vice President of Corporate Business Development for Leonardo DRS, and President of Leonardo DRS International. Most recently, Coulter led the global growth of Leonardo DRS’ international business.

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Prior to joining Leonardo DRS, Coulter worked for General Dynamics, where he led the corporation’s international business development activities. He joined the aerospace and defense industry after a career in the U. S. government, as a member of the Senior Executive Service. At the Department of Defense, Coulter served as Assistant Secretary of Defense (Acting), Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs, and Principal Deputy for Strategic Plans and Policy on the Joint Staff. Before his time at the Pentagon, Coulter served at the Department of State as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs, Coordinator for Coalition Operations, and Foreign Policy Advisor to the Commanding General of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. He began his government career on Capitol Hill, working national security and foreign, military policy for former Senators John Warner, R-Va., and Chuck Hagel, R-Neb., the former Secretary of Defense.

A reserve officer in the U.S. Navy with multiple combat tours and experience in the Middle East, Europe, Asia and Africa, Coulter, in his military capacity, has also served within the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, the Joint Staff, the Defense Intelligence Agency, the Office of Naval Intelligence, and the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations. He has also accumulated flight hours in the EA-6B Prowler
across multiple deployments.

Coulter earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Maryland and master’s degrees in business administration and national security studies from Georgetown University and the U.S. Naval War College, respectively.

Coulter has been honored with numerous awards for his military and civilian service including the Secretary of Defense Outstanding Service Medal, the Department of State Superior Honor Award, and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Award for Distinguished Service, the U.S. Army Superior Civilian Service Award and several NATO, Afghanistan Campaign, and Global War on Terrorism Medals.

He resides in Alexandria, Va., with his wife, Jennifer, and their three children.

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Matthew Green, Leonardo DRS Senior VP

Matthew H. Green

Senior Vice President, Government Relations

Matthew H. Green (“Matt”) is the Senior Vice President for Government Relations at Leonardo DRS, Inc. As the company’s top government relations executive, he is responsible for developing, leading and executing strategic engagements with federal, state and local governments. He manages all aspects of Leonardo DRS’ legislative affairs efforts, advises the CEO and senior management on appropriate strategies, and works with external organizations to achieve the company’s business objectives.

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Matt has more than 30 years of national security experience. He joined the company in 2012 as Vice President for Strategic Planning, and previously served as Vice President and Chief of Staff at Leonardo’s North American office from 2008 to 2012 where he was responsible for strategy, business development and government relations.

Before coming to the private sector, Matt played a senior role in congressional affairs within the military. He served as the Deputy Legislative Assistant to two Chairmen of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and as a special assistant in the Office of the Secretary of Defense for Legislative Affairs. On Capitol Hill, he worked defense policy, appropriations and intelligence issues in the United States Senate. Matt served as a Marine Corps officer and aviator, achieving 2,600 training and combat flight hours, as well as numerous awards and medals.

Prior to entering the U.S. Marine Corps, he earned a degree in political science from Guilford College and later a master’s degree in public policy from George Mason University.

Matt is married with four boys and resides in Alexandria, VA.

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Tami E. Gesiskie, Leonardo DRS

Tami E. Gesiskie

Senior Vice President, Human Resources

Tami E. Gesiskie is the Senior Vice President, Human Resources providing human resources strategy, leadership, and program direction for the Company. She focuses on strategy and solutions in the areas of talent acquisition, development and training, employee engagement, compensation and rewards, benefits rewards, retention activities, performance management, human resources information systems, labor and employee relations.

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Ms. Gesiskie has almost 30 years of human resources management experience. She joined Leonardo DRS in 1993 as part of the Technology Applications & Service Company acquisition. During her tenure at Leonardo DRS, she has held positions of increasing authority, and was a segment and group operations Vice President of Human Resources for a many of the operating companies within Leonardo DRS.

Most recently, Ms. Gesiskie managed the corporate human resources functions of recruiting, training and development, HR Information Systems, HR shared services, and Leonardo’s HR initiatives. Early in her career, she worked for the Urban League of Pittsburgh supporting outreach programs for the homeless and disadvantaged.

Ms. Gesiskie earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Clarion University and a master’s degree in education with a concentration in guidance and counseling from Duquesne University.

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Joe Militano, Leonardo DRS

Joseph P. Militano

Senior Vice President, Public Affairs and Communications

Joseph Militano is Senior Vice President of Public Affairs and Communications for Leonardo DRS. Mr. Militano is responsible for all aspects of public affairs and communications, including media relations, marketing communications, advertising, organizational communications, executive support and the company’s philanthropic and community outreach programs, including support to wounded warriors and their families.

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Before joining Leonardo DRS, Militano was Vice President of International and Business Development Communications for Raytheon Company. He led the strategic communications efforts for the company’s global aerospace and defense business in more than 80 nations. He also was the senior communications representative for Raytheon in Washington, D.C., where he was responsible as well for a range of activities including communication support for the company’s growth in the adjacent Homeland Security market.

Mr. Militano has more than 35 years of experience in corporate communications and the news media. He was an investigative reporter with the Connecticut Post prior to his corporate communications career.

In 1983, he joined the IBM Federal Systems Company where he led its communications initiatives for the U.S. space program in Houston, TX. During eleven years at IBM, he assumed a number of positions of increasing responsibility, ultimately leading Communications Programs for IBM’s Federal Systems Company in Washington, D.C.

In 1994, Mr. Militano joined Honeywell (then AlliedSignal) as director of Public Affairs for the company’s largest business, Aircraft Engines. He later served as corporate director of Internal Communications; director of Communications for the company’s technical services subsidiary; and director of Communications for its defense and space business.

Joe is a graduate of Boston University’s School of Public Communications, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism. He later attended the University of Connecticut’s School of Business for MBA studies. He is a graduate of the University of Chicago’s Graduate School of Business Executive Development Program; the Columbia University Graduate School of Business Executive Education Program; and the Imperial College London Business School’s Executive Leadership Programme.

He and his wife, Debra, have two daughters, one a successful architect and the other a successful actress.

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Sally A. Wallace, Leonardo DRS

Sally A. Wallace

Executive Vice President, Operations

Sally A. Wallace is Executive Vice President, Operations and has more than 20 years’ experience, in roles of increasing responsibility, within the defense industry. Most recently, Sally had the position of President of the C4ISR Group within Leonardo DRS. Prior to her appointment, Sally served as the Vice President of Business Operations for DRS Maritime and Combat Support Systems Group, as well as the Vice President and General Manager of DRS Power and Control Technologies.


Jason Rinsky, Leonardo DRS

Jason Rinsky

Senior Vice President, Chief Tax and Treasury Officer, Leonardo DRS

Jason Rinsky is Senior Vice President, Chief Tax and Treasury Officer for Leonardo DRS.  In this capacity he has overall responsibility for the global tax and treasury functions as well as the commercial real estate profile for Leonardo DRS and all of its business units.  Jason also serves as Tax Officer for Leonardo U.S. Holding, the U.S. parent company of Leonardo DRS.  Through his position at Leonardo U.S. Holdings and a shared service support agreement, Jason and his team provide tax consulting and compliance support for Leonardo’s other companies in North America.

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Jason joined the company in 2006 as Senior Vice President, Corporate Taxation.  He assumed responsibility for the treasury function in 2012 and the commercial real estate function in 2018.  Jason also chairs DRS’ Retirement Plan Committee which has oversight over approximately $1 Billion of defined benefit and defined contribution plan assets.

He previously worked at both KPMG and PricewaterhouseCoopers advising clients on tax related matters.

Jason earned his undergraduate degree from Hamilton College and his J.D. and M.B.A. from Seton Hall University.

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Pam Morrow, Leonardo DRS

Pam Morrow

Senior Vice President, Corporate Controller, Leonardo DRS

Pamela J. Morrow is Senior Vice President and Corporate Controller for Leonardo DRS, responsible for overseeing the company’s financial management and reporting.  She has held this position since December 2018 and has been with Leonardo DRS for more than 20 years.

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In her time with the company, Pam has held a variety of roles of increasing responsibility.  Prior to assuming the position of Corporate Controller, she held positons including Assistant Corporate Controller for Leonardo DRS, Senior Director of Financial Planning and Analysis for the former MCSS Group, and Plant Controller for the former DRS Power and Control Technologies business unit.

Prior to joining Leonardo DRS, Pam held a variety of financial roles of increasing responsibility at Harnishfeger Industries and Morris Material Handling, manufacturing companies that specialize in mining equipment and material handling equipment, respectively.  Pam started her career in the Audit practice at Price Waterhouse.

Pam holds a Bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater and an MBA from Marquette University.

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