Sue Nowicki, engineering director at Northrup Grumman, was among 27 women to be recognized for their business acumen and community spirit at the recent Buffalo Business First Women of Influence Awards. Nowicki was honored in the Corporate Executive category, which recognizes female executives who have made their mark in a large corporate environment. She has worked at Northrup Grumman for over 25 years and leads an engineering department that develops threat emitter simulators for pilot training.
“I am truly honored to receive this recognition,” Nowicki said. “I am fortunate to be able to work with so many brilliant people and do such extremely interesting and challenging work. I love that I’ve been able to contribute to a company whose mission is to support our military and keep them safe. To be recognized for my contributions is very special to me.”
Throughout her career, Sue has shown a commitment to education and dedication to helping area students become interested in engineering and related fields. She current serves on the Dean’s Advisory Council for the University of Buffalo’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and is also a member of the STEM board at the Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart.
“Sue has most definitely made her mark at Northrop Grumman and is truly deserving of this recognition,” saidJoe Downie, site director, Amherst Systems business unit, Northrop Grumman. “She brings energy and enthusiasm to everything she does. As a leader in our organization, she has consistently displayed an ability to collaborate and innovate to support our mission and ensure success for our customers.”