FALLS CHURCH, Va. – Dec. 6, 2018 – Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) announced today that its board of directors has elected Lucy C. Ryan corporate vice president, communications, effective Jan. 1, 2019. She will report to Kathy J. Warden, the company's chief executive officer and president, and she will serve as a member of the company's Corporate Policy Council.
In her new role, Ryan will be responsible for the Corporation's worldwide communications strategy and execution, including media relations, employee communications, advertising, digital communications, executive communications and branding/corporate image.
“We are delighted to welcome Lucy Ryan, a highly accomplished and respected communications executive, to our senior management team,” Warden said. “Her experience in communications and corporate affairs will serve her well as the leader of our global communications organization. We look forward to Lucy’s contributions to our company's future growth and performance.”
Ryan joined Northrop Grumman in Sept. 2018 as vice president, enterprise communications. She had previously been the director of communications for General Dynamics, where she was responsible for all facets of the company’s communications efforts. Prior to that, Ryan held numerous communications leadership roles at the company. Before joining General Dynamics, she worked for communications and advertising agencies in the Washington, D.C. area.
Ryan earned a bachelor’s degree with honors from the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada and a master’s degree in international commerce from George Mason University.
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