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Sustainability Director, Northrop Grumman Space Systems

Brandi D. Burnett

Brandi D. Burnett

Brandi Burnett is the director of Sustainability for Northrop Grumman’s Space Systems sector, partnering with the sector and division leadership teams to provide an informed and executable strategy for enabling operations and business processes to effectively support the company’s, customers’, and broader communities’ sustainability goals.  Burnett works as a member of the sector’s leadership team, defining the business approach to terrestrial and space sustainability, as well as partnering with the larger space community on Future Space.

Burnett has been with Northrop Grumman for 16 years and has worked across a diverse portfolio of the company’s business. Her work has included leadership in sustainment for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter; cross-sector collaboration between the logistical and sustainment portions of the business; leading strategy and business development related to cyber security, intelligence, and national and civil space; and serving as the Chief Information Officer for Civilian Agencies Group. While working in cyber, Burnett spent time in Australia, Singapore and Japan, working to develop new relationships with both government and industry partners.

Prior to joining Northrop Grumman, Burnett worked in the commercial segment, leading areas of global strategy and continuity, service management, financial information technology, and software and hardware development for companies such as American Power Conversion (Schneider Electric), Bungee, Ralcorp, Anheuser-Busch, Save-A-Lot, and First Banks.  Burnett also had a prior career in healthcare with experience in areas of mental health, occupational therapy, cardiac rehabilitation and athletic training.

Burnett is the Northrop Grumman enterprise executive sponsor for the GreeNG employee resource group. She previously served as an executive sponsor for the Northern Virginia Connect1NG employee resource group and is an active sponsor and participant in many corporate citizen activities.

Burnett earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Webster University and additional degrees in occupational therapy and sports medicine and fitness. She completed her master’s in business administration and management of information systems from Florida State University.  She has also completed executive business training at the campuses of Stanford University, London School of Economics, University of Chicago, University of Virginia Darden School of Business and Harvard Business School.