Ms. Sid Ashworth
Chair of the Board
BioSid Ashworth recently retired as corporate vice president of government relations for Northrop Grumman Corporation, a leader in global security.
In this role, she was responsible for providing effective guidance, coordination and support for all company relationships with the U.S. government. She was also a member of the company’s corporate policy council.
Ashworth joined Northrop Grumman from GE Aviation, where she was vice president of its Washington Operations. Prior to joining GE Aviation, she was principal of the Ashworth Group.
She has more than 25 years experience in the legislative and executive government branches, including 14 years as a professional staff member with the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations. She also served as the staff directors of the Defense Subcommittee and the Military Construction Subcommittee on Appropriations. During Ashworth's tenure with the Defense Subcommittee, she was responsible for formulating funding and legislation recommendations for defense and intelligence spending in excess of $600 billion annually. She also worked as a civilian in the Department of the Army, focused on resource management, force structure, and strategy.
Ashworth earned a master’s degree in business administration from Campbell University and a bachelor’s degree in management from the University of Maryland. Additionally, she was a Senior Executive Fellow at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University and serves as a senior advisor with the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS).
She is the recipient of a number of Department of Defense public service awards and a 2009 recipient of the National Guard Major General G.V. “Sonny Montgomery” Award. She serves as the Chair of the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) and is also a Trustee of the Falcon Foundation.