James (Jim) M. Myers is vice president of Civil Systems Operations, Civil Systems Group at The Aerospace Corporation. In this role, he is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the Civil Systems Group lines of business, focusing on mission success and customer satisfaction and amplifying customers’ understanding of the role of the FFRDC in the civil space environment. Myers will lead completion of the 2022-2026 CSG Strategic Plan and development of the FY22 CSG Operating Plan; provide executive sponsorship and leadership for the Space Safety Institute rollout; and provide executive sponsorship to finalize the concept of operations for Aerospace’s UK subsidiary. Myers joined Aerospace in April 2021, bringing to the corporation expertise honed over more than 30 years of experience in the global security, information systems, aerospace, and defense industries.
Previously, Myers was sector vice president of Programs for the Mission Systems sector of Northrop Grumman Corporation (NG), where he was responsible for ensuring alignment between staff, processes, tools, training and metrics for strong program outcomes across the sector. Myers was a member of NG’s corporate operations council with the mission to apply best-in-class innovation practices, foster ingenuity and extend capability across the enterprise to drive execution excellence.
Prior to that, Myers was vice president of Enterprise Initiatives for NG where he created partnerships with other enterprises in the commercial applications of the company’s technologies. He also previously served as sector vice president of Global Operations for NG’s former Information Systems sector where he oversaw sector operations, program management, and global business infrastructure, and led the development and deployment of the sector’s product line management, product road-mapping, and select value creation initiatives.
Before leading Global Operations, Myers served as sector vice president and general manager for three of NG’s divisions – Cyber Solutions, Civil Systems and Navigation Systems divisions ranging in annual sales from $800M to $2B. Prior to that, Myers was sector vice president, Payloads and Sensors, and also vice president for Satellite Communications for the Space Technology sector, now part of the Space Systems sector. Before that, Myers served as vice president, Strategic Development, TRW. Previous positions also included management roles at Loral Space and Communications, United Technologies Corporation, and Microsoft Corporation.
Myers earned his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and a master’s degree in aeronautical and astronautical engineering from Stanford University and a master’s degree in business administration with an emphasis on finance and strategic planning from UCLA’s Anderson School of Management.
Myers is a member of the faculty at The Anderson School of Management at UCLA. He is also a mentor for American Corporate Partners (ACP), providing mentoring services to veterans retiring from military service and seeking industry employment. He is a former member of the Northrop Grumman Investment Committee (2011-2016), was a member and chair of the MATHCOUNTS Foundation board of directors, and has served on the advisory boards of organizations including TransUnion Corporation, VEX Robotics, and the Air Force Association’s CyberPatriot.