BETHESDA, Md., May 4, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin
(NYSE: LMT) announced today Christian
Marrone as the senior vice president of government affairs,
succeeding Robert Rangel, who will
retire later this year.
A proven leader in the public and private sectors, Marrone, a
current Lockheed Martin vice president of government affairs, has
played an active role in many of the most critical issues facing
the company. Prior to joining Lockheed Martin in 2019, he
successfully served as a senior presidential appointee in both the
Bush and Obama administrations in addition to his experience in
state and local government and the private sector.
Marrone was chief of staff of the U.S. Department of Homeland
Security for former Secretary Jeh
Johnson and also held a number of senior positions within
the U.S. Department of Defense, including special assistant to
then-Secretary Robert Gates, and
acting assistant secretary of Defense for Legislative Affairs.
"Christian is a seasoned leader with a strong history of
national security expertise and bipartisan relationships. His
selection showcases the strength of Lockheed Martin's
leadership succession planning," said Jim Taiclet, chairman,
president and CEO of Lockheed Martin. "Robert's contributions to
our national defense, both in government service and as a Lockheed
Martin executive, have always been guided by a commitment to our
men and women in uniform, pragmatic bipartisanship and upholding
essential principles of ethics and integrity. We thank him for his
service and wish him the best in retirement."
About Lockheed Martin
Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin is a
global security and aerospace company that employs approximately
114,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the
research, design, development, manufacture, integration and
sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and
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