Ms. Griffiths’ first job was at Hughes Aircraft as its third female engineer ever hired. From Hughes she went to TRW and worked as a product manager in Chicago, later returning to San Diego. She became TRW’s highest ranking woman manager. When that unit of TRW was sold to a Japanese firm, she was informed that their corporate culture did not allow women in management and she would have to return to technical ranks. She has also served in positions at Continental Controls (1981-1983), Solar Turbines (1983-1984), Compusec (1984-1988), and Griffiths Associates (1988).
In 1989, she developed the first woman-owned defense contractor business in San Diego, called G2 Software Systems, Inc. and is the president and CEO of that company. Over the past 20 years, G2 Software Systems has been recognized with numerous awards. They include: the Top Defense Contractor in 2004 by the San Diego Business Journal, and 100 Fastest Growing Privately Held Companies. Among the company’s clients are the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, the Program Executive Office for C41 and Space, and the Department of Defense.
She serves on the board of Women in Defense and the San Diego Humane Society. She is active with the National Defense Industry Association, (NDIA) and a member of Innovation Council – San Diego Zoological Society’s Center for Reproduction of Endangered Species. Ms. Griffiths is a small plane pilot and an active “Angel Flight” pilot. Additionally, she is involved in cancer research.
Georgia earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from California State University Long Beach, where she was a member and past president of Gamma Phi Beta Sorority, Mortar Board Honor Society member and past president, and little sister to Kappa Sigma. Ms. Griffiths is the 2008 Distinguished Alumni for the College of Natural Sciences & Mathematics. She also earned a Master of Science degree in computer science from the University of Southern California.
CSULB Awards and Honors:
2008 Distinguished Alumni for the College of Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Carillon Society Member
BA, 1973, Mathematics, College of Liberal Arts, CSULB
MS, 1977, Computer Science, USC