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John C. Graber Jr.

Marketing Executive Lockheed Martin Northrop Grumman

To his role as the Marketing / Outreach Lead for the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees, Chip Graber brings over 40 Years of global business leadership, using unique strengths in relationship building and communications skills. Chip developed and grew these skills in working for Lockheed Martin 20 years, Northrop Grumman/Westinghouse 20 years and Time Warner 5 years. Chip has built, developed and managed teams that pursued, captured and executed programs in over twenty countries worldwide. Chip put together teams requiring clients/customers, teammates, suppliers, governments (domestic and foreign) as well as internal members working together to reach their goals. To coordinate teams of that breadth and depth required equal parts of strength, understanding, patience, persistence and focused drive.Technically, Chip had the opportunity to work in the fields of advanced hull form ship design and construction, surface ship integration, airborne  lighter-than-air surveillance platforms and Offshore Energy platforms (OTEC, Windfarm and Oil and gas). In the naval defense world, Chip supported teams in ASW, MCM/AMCM, UUV and Surface Ship Torpedo Defense technologies. After retirement, Chip served as the Vice President of Baltimore Sister Cities. Following that, Chip was asked to lead the Morning Prayer Group for the Severna Park United Methodist Church.