She flies, she's the CEO and president of a company, and now she's recognized for these accomplishments by the Federal Law Enforcement Foundation.
Eileen Drake, CEO and president of Aerojet Rocketdyne, Inc., a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:AJRD), today was presented with the CEO of the Year Award from the Federal Law Enforcement Foundation (FLEF) in honor of her service to the nation as a U.S. Army aviator and as a leader in the aerospace and defense sectors.
Warren Lichtenstein, executive chairman of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. stated that Eileen’s transformative leadership of Aerojet Rocketdyne has been instrumental in positioning the company for continued growth and success in an increasingly competitive and demanding marketplace, and that this honor is well-deserved and a fitting accolade for Eileen’s distinguished career.
Drake received the award during the FLEF’s annual luncheon at the New York Hilton Midtown, where the keynote speaker was Mike Pompeo, director of the Central Intelligence Agency.
Eileen Drake remarked that this is an incredible honor and an extreme privilege to be recognized by such an esteemed group of business executives and law enforcement officials, and to be leading a company dedicated to supporting the brave military men and women who are fighting for the freedoms we enjoy.
Approximately 1,300 people attended the luncheon, including business executives, members of the law enforcement and government officials. Previous award recipients have included President Bill Clinton, Vice President Richard Cheney, Secretaries of State Henry Kissinger, and Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor.
Founded in 1988, the FLEF is a nonprofit organization that provides financial support to the law enforcement community in time of tragedy. It is active in 200 communities and 12 countries. The foundation also funds inner-city programs for children, drug reduction initiatives, scholarship programs, and executive education for members of the law enforcement and private sector.