Barbara Humpton is President and CEO of Siemens Corporation, where she guides the company’s strategy and engagement as a focused technology company serving the U.S. — the company’s largest market. Siemens has been supporting the industries and creating the infrastructure forming the backbone of America’s economy for more than 160 years, with 40,000 employees, 24,000 suppliers, and customers in all 50 states and Puerto Rico. With this decade poised to focus on the connection of machines and industries, Barbara is passionate about driving the company’s mission to combine the real and digital worlds to advance digitalization, electrification, and automation for customers. Barbara views the true purpose of technology as expanding what’s humanly possible. She’s also passionate about diversity, STEM education and what she calls a work/life blend that honors her priorities both at Siemens and as a grandmother. Barbara has spoken to audiences from around the world on several of the most important issues shaping business and society, including climate change, supply chain disruption and infrastructure modernization. Barbara also hosts The Optimistic Outlook podcast, where she’s joined by experts to explore how to reinvent infrastructure, advance game-changing projects, and use digital tools to spur innovation that creates sustainable, equitable and resilient communities.
Prior to joining Siemens in 2011, Humpton served as a vice president at Booz Allen Hamilton where she was responsible for program performance and new business development for technology consulting in the Department of Justice and Department of Homeland Security. Earlier, Humpton was a vice president at Lockheed Martin Corporation with responsibility for Biometrics Programs, Border and Transportation Security and Critical Infrastructure Protection, including such critical programs as the FBI’s Next Generation Identification and the TSA’s Transportation Workers’ Identification Credential. Humpton is a graduate of Wake Forest University with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics. Barbara is Chairman of the Siemens Corporation Board, the Siemens Foundation and of the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA). She serves on the board of directors of the American Heart Association Greater Washington Region, Triumph Group, National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), Chief Executives for Corporate Purpose (CECP), Economic Club of Washington, D.C. and the Seabee Memorial Scholarship Association.
She resides in Washington, D.C., with her husband David.