Phebe Novakovic is the CEO and Chairman of General Dynamics, a role she assumed on January 1, 2013. She served as the President and COO since May, 2012. She joined General Dynamics in 2002, and has held a number of positions since then. Prior to joining, she served as the Special Assistant to the Secretary and Deputy Secretary of Defense. She sits on the board of Abbott Laboratories, Project HOPE, Foundation for the Performing Arts, and the Naval Historical Foundation.