WGL Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: WGL), the parent company of Washington Gas and other energy-related subsidiaries, today announced the election of Linda Gooden to the boards of directors of WGL Holdings and Washington Gas, effective April 1, 2013. The election of Ms. Gooden increases the number of directors for WGL Holdings and Washington Gas from eight to nine.
“We are delighted to have Ms. Gooden join our Board of Directors. Her experience, skills, and knowledge are the perfect combination to make her an effective board member for our company,” said Terry D. McCallister, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of WGL Holdings and Washington Gas. “We are honored that she has chosen to join our board and look forward to her contributions to our success.”
Ms. Gooden is 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. Following a distinguished 32-year career at Lockheed Martin where she held numerous leadership roles, Ms. Gooden recently announced she would retire from this role on April 1st and from the company on May 1st.
Under her leadership, Lockheed Martin has remained the top provider of IT services to the U.S. Government for the last 18 years and expanded its government IT business into international markets. She also played a leading role in launching Lockheed Martin’s new commercial cyber security business.
Ms. Gooden has been honored with numerous awards, including being inducted into the prestigious Career Communications Hall of Fame, named one of Fortune’s 50 Most Powerful Women in Business for three consecutive years, and Black Enterprise magazine’s 2009 100 Most Powerful Executives in Corporate America. In 2010, Ms. Gooden was appointed by U.S. President Barack Obama to the National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee.