Lisa Atherton, previously President & CEO of the Textron Systems segment, has been named to a new role as Chief Operating Officer of the Bell segment. Atherton joined Textron Defense Systems in 2007. In 2013, she transitioned to Bell and held a number of leadership positions within Military Programs, including executive vice president, Military Business. In 2017, she was named as president & CEO of Textron Systems. A graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, she later spent eight years at Air Combat Command’s Directorate of Requirements.