Mark Valerio is vice president and general manager of the Military Space line of business for Lockheed Martin Corporation’s Space Systems Company. In this capacity, he has general management responsibility for critical national security space programs including the Space Based Infrared Systems (SBIRS), Global Positioning System (GPS), Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF), the Mobile User Objective System (MUOS), and other space programs for the Department of Defense. Previously, Valerio was vice president and general manager of Surveillance and Navigation Systems, vice president of Programs, and vice president and general manager of the Special Programs line of business. Throughout his 30 year career, he has led several critical initiatives for Lockheed Martin Corporation, including leadership for multiple first-of-a-kind space development programs. Valerio has delivered more than 35 satellites from numerous launch vehicles and launch sites, and has worked on various types of contracts for the U.S. Government, national and international commercial customers. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Widener University at Pennsylvania, and a Master of Business Administration Degree and a Master of Science Degree in Information Systems from University of Colorado at Denver. Valerio is also a graduate of the Harvard JFK School of Government’s National and International Security Management program.