The Board of Directors is in search of a permanent leader and is pleased to welcome Mr. Carvalho in the interim. The Board is looking forward to an orderly transition and focus on resuming all museum operations. The museum has many exciting projects on the horizon including additional education programs, new exhibits, a new children’s playground and a plan to revitalize the Omni Theater.
Orlando Carvalho is the retired Executive Vice President (EVP) of the Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Business and a former officer of the Lockheed Martin Corporation. The Aeronautics Business is a 24,000 employee enterprise that generated over $21 billion in revenue in 2018, a 50% growth in revenue from when Mr. Carvalho assumed the EVP role in 2013. Mr. Carvalho retired in December 2018. As a leader, Mr. Carvalho was recognized for his strong focus on employee culture, performance excellence, ethics and sustainability. In 2015, Mr. Carvalho was named the National Management Association’s Executive of the Year.
Mr. Carvalho presently serves as an Independent Director on the Mercury Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY) Board of Directors and as an Independent Director on the NORDAM LLC Board of Managers. He has previously served on the Advisory Board for the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum and following a successful tenure as Chair on the Advisory Board for the University Of Maryland Robert H. Smith School Of Business, presently serves on the Advisory Board’s Executive Committee. Mr. Carvalho is also an Associate Fellow in the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.
The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, a distinguished institution established in 1941, is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and proudly holds Affiliate status with the Smithsonian Institute. Anchored by a diverse and enriching collection spanning science and history, the museum is committed to lifelong learning. Engaging visitors through vibrant programs and exhibits, it interprets the rich tapestry of Texas and the Southwest. The museum’s commitment to education is reflected in its innovative programs, designed to inspire and educate learners of all ages. From interactive workshops to immersive exhibits, the museum provides a dynamic environment for curiosity and intellectual growth. For more information about educational programs, exhibits, and events, visit www.fwmuseum.org.