Elected April 2013 (Washington Gas and WGL Holdings, Inc.)
Linda R. Gooden, age 61, retired in 2013 as Executive Vice President of Lockheed Martin Corp.'s Information Systems & Global Solutions — a $9 billion business with 30,000 employees that provide integrated information technology solutions, systems and services globally for civil, defense, intelligence and other government customers — after more than 20 years with the company. Ms. Gooden was responsible for establishing and managing the first major contractor cyber center in Maryland. She led the development of cyber solutions for federal defense, intelligence and commercial customers.
Ms. Gooden has been inducted into the prestigious Career Communications Hall of Fame. She was named one of Fortune's 50 Most Powerful Women in Business for three consecutive years and one of the 100 Most Powerful Executives in Corporate America by Black Enterprise magazine in 2009. In 2010, Ms. Gooden was appointed by U.S. President Barack Obama to the National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee.
Ms. Gooden serves on the board of: the Eisenhower Fellowships Board of Trustees; the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) International; TechAmerica; the University Systems of Maryland Board of Regents and Automatic Data Processing (ADP), Inc.
Ms. Gooden has a Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science from Youngstown State and a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from the University of Maryland. She also has an Masters in Business Administration from the University of Maryland.
Ms. Gooden has been a director of WGL Holdings, Inc. and Washington Gas since April 1, 2013.