Carleen Beste

Director, Corporate Citizenship, Northrop Grumman Corporation and Manager, Northrop Grumman Foundation

As director of Corporate Citizenship, Carleen Beste is responsible for the development and implementation of Northrop Grumman’s Corporate Citizenship strategic plan and programming which includes K-12 education, military and veterans, environmental stewardship, employee volunteer initiatives, community engagement and the company’s philanthropic endeavors.

As the manager of the Northrop Grumman Foundation, she oversees all Foundation programming, which focuses on science, technology, engineering and math education. Beste also has a broad background in public affairs and communications. She has held several leadership positions within the community, both representing the company and personally, and currently serves on the Board of Education for the Hermosa Beach City School District. She graduated from The Ohio State University with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and holds a certificate in Corporate Community Involvement from Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship.

The Northrop Grumman Foundation supports diverse and sustainable programs for students and teachers. These programs create innovative education experiences in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. For more information, please visit www.northropgrumman.com/foundation. Northrop Grumman is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions in unmanned systems, cybersecurity, C4ISR, and logistics and modernization to government and commercial customers worldwide. Please visit www.northropgrumman.com for more information.