General Pawlikowski became a director of Intelsat S.A. in September 2019. She retired as Commander, U.S. Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, in September 2018. During her command, she executed the critical mission of warfighter support through research and development, life cycle weapons systems management, test and evaluation installation support, and supply chain management.
Her 40-year career in the U.S. Air Force spanned a wide variety of technical management, leadership, and staff positions, including command at the wing and center levels. She commanded five times as a general officer, for the MILSATCOM Systems Wing, the AF element of the National Reconnaissance Office, AF Research Laboratory, the Space and Missile Systems Center, and Air Force Materiel Command. Prior to her most recent command, Gen. Pawlikowski served as the Military Deputy, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, based in the Pentagon. She also served as the program director and program executive officer for several multibillion-dollar weapon system acquisition programs.
General Pawlikowski is currently an independent consultant and serves on the board of directors of the Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN), the employee-owned corporation, Applied Research Associates, and the non-profit board of SRI International. Gen. Pawlikowski also services as the Judge Widney Professor of Systems Architecting and Engineering at the University of Southern California. She holds a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley.