Jewell (Newmister) Tessier, a 1976 Columbus East High School graduate, has been named vice president of the Lake Charles Maintenance and Modification Center for Northrop Grumman Global Logistics and Modernization Division in Lake Charles, Louisiana.
Tessier is responsible for the center and overall performance and operation of the Joint Stars PDM Program. She most recently served as a program director of the GLM Divisions Aircraft Sustainment and Modernization Center, where she managed more than 600 employees in multiple geographic locations providing acquisition logistics, contractor logistics and support, upgrade and modernization, procurement and supply chain management.
She has more than 35 years of leadership experience in aerospace defense services including serving 10 years in the Air Force. She joined Northrop Grumman in 1986 as a logistics support analyst with the company’s B-2 Division.
She is the daughter of James and Bernice Newmister.