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Lisa Finneran

Advisory Board Member

Lisa Finneran

Lisa Finneran

Advisory Board Member | Vice President Engineering, General Dynamics Mission Systems

Lisa Finneran is Vice President of Engineering for General Dynamics Mission Systems. She is responsible for engineering execution across 60 major sites and 7,000 employees. Previously, she was P&L Vice President for Strategic Systems providing strategic warfare system solutions to the U.S. Navy, U.K. Navy, and the U.S. Air Force.

Finneran managed the execution of multi-discipline design and production teams for the system that controls the launch of Submarine Launched Nuclear Ballistic Missiles and modernized it for the past 50+ years. This also includes guidance design, production, and repair. Similar work is performed for the United States Air Force Intercontinental Ballistic Missile strategic deterrent.

Previously, Finneran served as the Director of the Mission and Strategic Systems business segment. She was responsible for delivering, producing, and supporting the United States and United Kingdom SSBN Fire Control System (FCS) and the SSGN Attack Weapon Control System (AWCS), upgrading the Navy’s submarine Weapons Control System (WCS) and Tactical Control Systems (TCS) as part of the AN/BYG-1 submarine combat system.

Finneran also served as the Director of Engineering for General Dynamics Maritime Digital Systems. She was responsible for 1000+ engineers supporting the Department of Defense customers.

Prior to joining General Dynamics, Finneran served as the senior Vice President and Chief Technical Officer for the Software Productivity Consortium. She managed the development of management and technical processes, methods, tools, training, and consulting services that helped consortium member companies and affiliates improve the quality and efficiency of their systems and software engineering programs.

Finneran holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. She is a member of the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM), the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Society of Women Engineers (SWE), the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA), and is on the leadership council for Virginia Tech Research Center and serves on the board or regents for the Strategic Deterrent Coalition. She also serves as a reviewer for IEEE Software, IEEE Computer, and The Journal for Systems and Software.