SACRAMENTO, Calif., Nov. 03, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Eileen Drake, CEO and president of Aerojet Rocketdyne, Inc., a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:AJRD), today was presented with the CEO of the Year Award from the Federal Law Enforcement Foundation (FLEF) in honor of her service to the nation as a U.S. Army aviator and as a leader in the aerospace and defense sectors.

“Eileen’s transformative leadership of Aerojet Rocketdyne has been instrumental in positioning the company for continued growth and success in an increasingly competitive and demanding marketplace,” said Warren Lichtenstein, executive chairman of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. “This honor is well-deserved and a fitting accolade for Eileen’s distinguished career.”

Drake received the award during the FLEF’s annual luncheon at the New York Hilton Midtown, where the keynote speaker was Mike Pompeo, director of the Central Intelligence Agency.

“This is an incredible honor and an extreme privilege to be recognized by such an esteemed group of business executives and law enforcement officials, and to be leading a company dedicated to supporting our brave military men and women who are fighting for the freedoms we enjoy,” said Drake.