Malissia Clinton Honored by the NASBA Center for Public Trust

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (Nov. 21, 2011) — Malissia Clinton, senior vice president, general counsel and secretary for The Aerospace Corporation in El Segundo, Calif., is the recipient of the 2011 “Being a Difference Award,” presented by the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy Center for the Public Trust (NASBA CPT) at an event held on Nov. 17, 2011.

The CPT Being a Difference Award is given annually to individuals who have distinctively contributed to their profession, community, region or nation through ethical leadership. The national recognition program also acknowledges individuals who follow high standards of social responsibility. CPT started the award program in 2007 with the goal to recognize individuals and organizations for a job well done in a way that is meaningful for them.

“Ms. Clinton has made a significant difference to the ethical culture of our corporation and is extremely deserving of the Annual Being a Difference Award,” said Dr. Wanda Austin, president and CEO of The Aerospace Corporation. “She has provided exemplary leadership from the top down and demonstrates exceedingly high ethical principles in both her personal conduct and in the standards she sets for the organization. She works tirelessly to be an ethical example every day, and her positive can-do attitude is contagious to everyone.”

Clinton has been with The Aerospace Corporation since October 2009. Her current duties include providing legal counsel at the senior management level, managing corporate actions of the Board of Trustees, and maintaining custody of corporate records. Prior to joining Aerospace, Ms. Clinton served as senior counsel for special projects for Northrop Grumman in the office of General Counsel in Century City, Calif., and worked for the law firm of Tuttle and Taylor in Los Angeles. As an undergraduate she worked summers as an analyst for the Central Intelligence Agency.

Clinton, a member of Phi Beta Kappa, earned a bachelor’s degree, summa cum laude, in political science from Arizona State University. She earned her J.D. at Stanford Law School, where she was an editor of the Stanford Law Review. She is a graduate of the UCLA Anderson School’s Executive Program in Business Management.

“We are so proud of Malissia for receiving such prestigious recognition from the CPT,” said Dr. Austin. “She will no doubt serve as an outstanding role model for all.”

The NASBA Center for the Public Trust is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to champion the public trust by advancing ethical leadership in business, institutions and organizations. To learn more about the NASBA CPT, visit

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