Shawn N. Purvis
Corporate Vice President and President
Northrop Grumman Enterprise Services
Shawn N. Purvis is corporate vice president and president of Northrop Grumman Enterprise Services, a sector focused on digital transformation, advanced collaboration systems and business applications across the corporation. The Enterprise Services sector provides all network, cybersecurity and enterprise application support for domestic and international employees and locations.
Previously, Purvis served as vice president and chief information officer (CIO) for Northrop Grumman. She led and executed all aspects of the company's internal information technology (IT) strategy and related responsibilities, and provided direction as the IT organization partnered with customers and suppliers on innovative solutions that contributed to value delivery, user experience and risk management.
Purvis has more than 20 years of experience in the intelligence, information systems and defense industries. Prior to serving as CIO, she served as sector vice president and general manager for the heritage Northrop Grumman Information Systems cyber division, where she was responsible for delivering global full-spectrum cyber and security solutions to intelligence, defense and civilian customers.
Purvis joined Northrop Grumman in 2012 as vice president of the integrated intelligence systems (IIS) business unit in the Information Systems' intelligence systems division. In this role, she was responsible for all aspects of the IIS business, including strategy, growth, customer relationships and program execution. The division had broad capabilities centered on delivering IT solutions to solve key customer processing, exploitation and dissemination requirements.
Prior to joining Northrop Grumman, Purvis held management positions at SAIC including senior vice president of the Intelligence Systems business unit. In this role, she was responsible for managing all aspects of the business, including software and systems programs, and network operations.
Purvis earned a bachelor's degree in computer science from Hampton University and a master's degree in information systems from George Mason University. She attended the Executive Program at the University of Virginia's Darden School of Business.
Purvis currently serves on the board of directors for the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering and the board of directors and executive council for the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce. She previously served on the boards of other service organizations, including the Northern Virginia Family Services Council; the Boys and Girls Club of Prince William County, Virginia; and the board of visitors for George Mason University. In 2014, she received the Managerial Leadership Award at the 19th annual Women of Color STEM Conference. In 2019, she was named to the Black Enterprise, Most Powerful Women in Corporate America list.
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