Matthew Swibel

Director, Corporate Sustainability, Lockheed Martin

Matthew Swibel leads Lockheed Martin’s award-winning sustainability program, reporting and stakeholder engagement. He reports to the corporate vice president – Ethics & Sustainability, and sits on the company’s Sustainability Working Group, which guides policy and performance. 

As founding director of the Corporate Sustainability Office, Matt led the Corporation’s inaugural GRI-based Sustainability Report, its first formal stakeholder engagement sessions and core issues assessment, and the development of new 2015 goals.  During his tenure the company has been added to list of 100 Best Corporate Citizens, the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index and as a sector leader on the MSCI Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) index.

In his prior role, from 2008 to 2012, Matt was Director of Enterprise Communications, where he led a team supporting the principal executive for several corporate functions including the CFO and the Executive Office of the Chairman.  In this role, he oversaw multiple aspects of communications including employee and supplier engagement, speechwriting, environmental, safety and health affairs, advertising and outreach to investors and financial/environmental media.

Prior to joining Lockheed Martin, Matt spent almost a decade as a journalist, most recently as Associate Editor of Forbes, where he was recognized by the Overseas Press Club for his business reporting from abroad; co-edited the World Billionaires issue; and traveled with the U.S. Secretary of State.  Prior to Forbes, he was a staff reporter at Washington Business Journal, where his coverage of marketing and web-based political fundraising each earned Maryland-DC-Delaware and Virginia Press Association awards. 

Matt graduated cum laude from American University (DC) with degrees in Communications and Sociology and earned an MBA from the University of Maryland.  He taught as an adjunct professional lecturer at American University’s School of Communications from 2005 to 2008.  

He is an independent director of Cornerstone Capital Inc. and an advisory board member of the Cambridge University (UK) Centre for Risk Studies.  

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