Dr. Hukill consults, writes and lectures on innovation and strategic leadership. She is a recently retired Northrop Grumman executive responsible for space systems operations and planning. Dr. Hukill led business development of multi-billion dollar systems for a variety of missions for Northrop Grumman and before that, TRW. Most recently, Dr. Hukill managed the independent research and development portfolios for space systems, technology development and advanced concepts. Dr. Hukill holds a Bachelor Degree in Economics from Boston College, and a Ph.D. from the University of Southern California Price School of Public Policy. Dr. Hukill has been a volunteer in Orthopaedic Institute for Children's (OIC) support group Las Madrecitas for over five years, and served as the 2012-2013 president of Las Madrecitas.