Finalist

Robert 'Brick' Nelson

General Manager

Northrop Grumman Corp.

It’s too bad Robert “Brick” Nelson doesn’t like to talk about himself, because after 31 years as a Naval aviator and 10 years in the C-suite at Northrop Grumman, the man has stories to tell.

Nelson, who is now a corporate lead executive for Northrop in San Diego, made an exception to this personal preference and shared some insight into the defense and technology sectors and what role San Diego plays in both.

Two areas he sees primed for significant growth in coming years are unmanned systems — not just aerial ones — and cybersecurity.

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Corporate lead executive, Northrop Grumman

It’s too bad Robert “Brick” Nelson doesn’t like to talk about himself, because after 31 years as a naval aviator and 10 years in the C-suite at Northrop Grumman, the man has stories to tell.

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Ballots Closed December 3, 2014

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