an Explore Mars Event

May 7-8, 2024

Jack Morton Auditorium,

The George Washington University

Washington D.C.

Kristin Houston

L3Harris Technologies | President, Space Propulsion & Power Systems

Kristin Houston is the President of the Space Propulsion & Power Systems sector within the Aerojet Rocketdyne segment of L3Harris Technologies. In this role, Houston is responsible for business strategy, financial performance and successful execution and growth of the sector’s core capabilities that span launch propulsion, in-space propulsion and power systems.

Prior to her current role, Houston served as the President of the Electro Optical sector within the Integrated Mission Systems segment. In this role, she led a diverse, $1.5B portfolio across multiple divisions and sites.

Houston led a 4,500-person team to work effectively with customers to design and manufacture high value, industry-leading Electro Optical/Infrared products, Space Avionics and Defense Electronic solutions across air, land, sea and space.

Prior to joining L3Harris in 2021, Houston spent 16 years at Boeing and held positions of increasing responsibility in engineering and program management, including Vice President & Chief Engineer for Vertical Lift; Vice President & Program Manager, Tiltrotor programs; Director, International Apache programs; and Program Manager, V-22 programs.

Houston holds a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania and an Executive MBA from Villanova University with Beta Gamma Sigma honors.

Passionate about supporting initiatives that promote workplace diversity and inclusion, Houston currently serves as the Executive Sponsor for L3Harris’ Women Who Strive for Empowering, Enhancing, and Encouraging other Women (WE3) employee resource group.

Houston is the L3Harris Executive Champion for Villanova University, leading annual university recruiting efforts.

Houston serves as a board member for the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation. The Philadelphia Business Journal named Houston to its 40 Under 40 Class of 2018. She is also an avid runner, cyclist and triathlete.

L3Harris Technologies is the Trusted Disruptor in the defense industry. With customers’ mission-critical needs always in mind, our 50,000 employees deliver end-to-end technology solutions connecting the space, air, land, sea and cyber domains in the interest of national security.