Linda P. Hudson

Linda P. Hudson was elected as an officer and vice president of General Dynamics in May 1999. Hudson was concurrently appointed president of General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products in Burlington, Ver., before the company was relocated to Charlotte, N.C., in September 2003. Prior to being appointed president of General Dynamics, Hudson held an array of prestigious positions, beginning her career as a research and development engineer in 1976.

A graduate of the University of Florida, Hudson received her bachelor's degree with honors in systems engineering. Remaining active in her community, Hudson has served on an advisory board for the University of Florida College of Engineering. Selected by the National Defense Industrial Committee for Ammunition Producers, she has been retained by the United States government as an expert on industrial base issues and defense reutilization. NDIA recognized Hudson with its prestigious Firepower Award for her contributions to the defense of our country. Recently, she became the first woman to receive the National Infantry Association's Military Order of St. Maurice in recognition of outstanding support of the U.S. Army infantry.

Hudson is active in the Charlotte community, serving on the boards of the Charlotte Chamber; the United Way of Central Carolinas; the North Carolina Conference for Women; Queens University of Charlotte; as well as the university’s McColl Graduate School of Business. Hudson also serves on the board of Norwich University of Northfield, Ver.