Mr. James D. Taiclet, Jr., is a President & Chief Executive Officer at Lockheed Martin Investment Management Co., at Lockheed Martin Ventures, a President, Chief Executive Officer & Director at Lockheed Martin Corp., a Member at Commercial Club of Boston, a Member at Council on Foreign Relations, Inc., a Member at The Business Roundtable, a Member-Digital Communications Governors Community at Forum Mondial de L'Economie, a Member-Executive Board at National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts, Inc. and a Member-Media Security & Reliability Council of Federal Communications Commission.
He is on the Board of Directors at Lockheed Martin Corp., MariTEL, Inc., The Brigham & Women's Hospital, Inc., The Wireless Infrastructure Association, U.S.-India Business Council and US India Strategic Partnership Forum.
Prior to joining Lockheed Martin, Mr. Taiclet was chairman, president and chief executive officer of American Tower Corporation, the fourth largest listed telecommunications company in the U.S. Under his leadership as CEO, the company’s market capitalization grew from approximately $2 billion to over $100 billion.
He guided the company’s transformation from a primarily U.S. business to the only truly global player in its industry, with significant assets and operations in 19 countries around the world. Prior to joining American Tower, he served as president of Allied Signal, subsequently Honeywell Aerospace Services, conducting worldwide aircraft engine and component overhaul and repair, parts sales and distribution, space operations, and technical services.
He holds a master’s degree from Princeton University, where he was awarded a Fellowship at the Woodrow Wilson School, and he is a distinguished graduate of the United States Air Force Academy with degrees in engineering and international relations.