Lisa Atherton, President and CEO of Textron Systems Joins Boulder Crest

Press Release ( - BLUEMONT, Va. - Sep 11, 2017 - Boulder Crest, a pioneering nonprofit focused on cultivating and facilitating post-traumatic growth amongst combat veterans and family members struggling with PTSD and/or combat stress, announces the addition of Textron Systems President and CEO, Lisa Atherton, to its Board of Directors.

“Lisa is a visionary leader who has made a substantial contribution to the military and veterans community,” says Ken Falke, chairman and founder of Boulder Crest.  “We are humbled by her continued commitment to her fellow veterans and our organization.”

Lisa Atherton was appointed president and chief executive officer of Textron Systems in June 2017. Textron Systems’ businesses provide innovative solutions to the defense, aerospace and general aviation markets. Product lines include unmanned systems, armored vehicles, advanced marine craft and surveillance systems, intelligence software solutions, piston engines, simulation, training and other defense and aviation mission support products and services.

Atherton joined Textron Systems after five years with Bell Helicopter. In her most recent role, she was the executive vice president, Military Business, where she was responsible for providing strategic direction and overall management for all government programs and business development efforts. Prior to that role, Atherton was the vice president, Global Military Development, where she led the company’s domestic and international military business development activities. Lisa also held several other positions within Military Programs, including V-22 program manager and director of Military Programs. Prior to joining Bell Helicopter, Atherton was the vice president of Area Attack at Textron Systems and also served as the vice president of Business Development.

Before her career with Textron, Atherton spent eight years at Air Combat Command’s Directorate of Requirements, helping to shape the budget and operational requirements and needs for the Combat Air Forces and was a contracting officer in the U.S. Air Force.

“I am honored to come alongside Boulder Crest and their endeavor to support our service members with innovative programs in post-traumatic growth for those dealing with PTSD and combat stress,” Atherton said.

Atherton earned a Master’s in Business Administration from the Mason School of Business at The College of William and Mary and a bachelor’s degree in Legal Studies from the U.S. Air Force Academy. She is a Presidential Leadership Scholar, and serves on the North Texas American Heart Association board.

Lisa Atherton joins the Board of Directors along with: board chairman Ken Falke, Vice-Chairman Fred Malek, executive director Dusty Baxley, and board directors, Chris Clements, Lieutenant General John Dubia (Retired) U.S. Army, Braden Edwards, Robert Flanagan, Bruce Gates, Tony Giachinta, Frank Killoran, Steven Kupka, Shane Moore, Lieutenant General Raymond Palumbo (Retired) U.S. Army, Brian Rathjen, Henry Stoever, Robert Veltre, Will Walker, and MSgt Rob Wilkins, (Retired) U.S. Air Force.


Boulder Crest is an innovative nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the physical, emotional, spiritual, and economic well being of our nation’s combat veterans, family members, and first responders. Boulder Crest owns and operates two Posttraumatic Growth Academies located in Bluemont, Virginia and Sonoita, Arizona. Our programs are based on the decades-old science of post-traumatic growth and ensure that these remarkable heroes have the opportunity to succeed in their new mission – a life of passion, purpose, and service – here at home. 

CONTACT: Ken Falke

(571) 344-2341

Source : Boulder Crest Follow on Google News
Business Info :
Boulder Crest
18370 Bluemont Village Lane
Bluemont, VA 20135
Phone: 540.554.2727


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