Senior Manager, Program Management, Raytheon Intelligence & Space
Allison Whitaker (she/her) is a Senior Manager of Program Management at Raytheon Intelligence & Space leading various Electro-Optical Infrared Emerging Technology programs. Allison joined Raytheon Technologies in mid-2020 after spending the prior 10 years at Lockheed Martin leading within a variety of defense projects including the Missile Defense Agency’s ground-based radar systems and the Navy’s Littoral Combat Ship program. In addition to her job as program manager, she is highly involved in the LGBTQ+ community as a public speaker appearing notably as a keynote speaker at Out & Equal’s 2019 Workplace Equality conference and at Raytheon Technologies in which a portion of her life was profiled in the “Stronger Together” video series. She’s received awards for her work as both an LGBTQ+ advocate and for women’s rights, and is also a best-selling author, “Sometimes it Hurts: A Transgender Woman’s Journey”. Allison is a dog mom to Lucy, published photographer, and avid traveler. Allison has an MBA from Walden University and a BA from Stockton University.