Shawn N. Purvis

by Edward Cates
Shawn N. Purvis
Corporate Vice President & President of Enterprise Services
Northrop Grumman Corporation

Shawn N. Purvis is the Corporate Vice President and President of Enterprise Services at Northrop Grumman, a leading global security company.


In this role, Purvis manages the company’s integrated shared service organization focused on digital transformation, advanced collaboration systems and network, applications, and cyber security support for Northrop Grumman’s global business.


Purvis has more than 20 years of experience in the intelligence, information systems and defense industries. She previously served as Northrop Grumman’s Chief Information Officer and has held additional leadership roles in cyber and intelligence for both Northrop Grumman and SAIC. Purvis currently serves on the Board of Directors for the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering and for the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce. In 2014, Purvis received the Women of Color STEM Conference Managerial Leadership award. In 2019, Black Enterprise named Purvis as one of its Most Powerful Women in Corporate America.


Purvis earned a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Hampton University and a Master’s degree in Information Systems from George Mason University. She completed The Executive Program at University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business.

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