LOS ANGELES, Aug. 20, 2008 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) announced that it has appointed David R. Apt, Catherine Lamb-Heinz and Daniel J. McClain as vice presidents of communications.
Apt was named as vice president of communications for the company's Technical Services sector and will report to James L. Cameron, corporate vice president and president of Technical Services. Lamb-Heinz was appointed vice president of communications for the Electronic Systems sector and will report to James F. Pitts, corporate vice president and president of Electronic Systems. McClain was named vice president of enterprise communications and will report to Darryl M. Fraser, corporate vice president of communications.
"These three talented, skilled and experienced communications executives bring proven track records to their new positions," said Fraser. "They have made important contributions to Northrop Grumman throughout their careers and I look to them to expand their impact in their new leadership positions."
Apt is responsible for all of the Technical Services sector's communications functions, including media relations, marketing communications, advertising, community relations, media services, and executive and employee communications. He has served as director of communications for Technical Services, headquartered in Herndon, Va., since March 2006.
"Dave brings to the forefront a unique combination of leadership and communication skills which are required to be successful in the extremely broad and highly competitive market space that our business operates," said Cameron. "He has continuously demonstrated strong performance since the sector was formed in 2006, and his personal commitment to excellence, and that of his communications team, have been key factors in helping the broader organization achieve our key objectives."
Apt has more than 33 years of communications and leadership experience and expertise from positions within industry, the U.S. Department of Defense and the U.S. Army. Prior to joining Northrop Grumman, Apt commanded the Army Broadcasting Service, comprised of the American Forces Network-Europe, the American Forces Network-Korea and the American Forces Network-Honduras. He also served as chief of public affairs for the U.S. Army Forces Command during Operation Iraqi Freedom, and the United Nations Command/Combined Forces Command/U.S. Forces Korea.
Apt earned a bachelor's degree in engineering from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, a master's degree in communications from Temple University, and a master's degree in resourcing national security strategy from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces. Additionally, he completed one year of training with Turner Broadcasting Systems in Atlanta.
Lamb-Heinz is responsible for all communications functions of the Electronics Systems sector, including media relations, marketing communications, advertising, and executive and employee communications. She has served as director of communications for Electronic Systems, headquartered in Linthicum, Md., since April, 2006.
"Under Katie's leadership, the communications function has been transformed into a valued strategic and tactical business partner helping the operating divisions achieve their key business objectives," said Pitts. "Her extensive communications expertise and experience and positive leadership influence will serve the organization well going forward."
Previously, she served as director of Western Region Communications for Electronic Systems, with responsibility for communications activities at several of the sector's business units as well as the Asia-Pacific, North America and South America regions. She joined Northrop Grumman in 1995 as manager of external communications at the Defensive Systems Division in Rolling Meadows, Ill. In 1999, she was appointed director of Public Policy and Administration for the division, with responsibility for communications, security, facilities, product support, and graphics and printing services.
Prior to joining the company, Lamb-Heinz worked in both state and federal government, including 10 years with the U.S. Senate. She earned a bachelor's degree in education from Mount Vernon College.
McClain is responsible for executive and employee communications, financial media relations and communications operations. He has served as corporate director of media relations at Northrop Grumman's Los Angeles headquarters since July 2005.
"Dan's extensive experience across the full range of communications disciplines will continue to serve us well," said Fraser. "His expertise, demonstrated at both the corporate and business unit levels, suits him ideally to this new role."
McClain was previously director of communications for Northrop Grumman's Space Technology sector in Redondo Beach, Calif., from 1995 to 2005 where he directed the sector's media relations, employee and executive communications, marketing communications and community-relations activities. He joined the company in 1989 after holding management and executive positions with the city of Torrance, Calif., and the city's chamber of commerce.
McClain earned a bachelor's degree in communications from California State University, Fullerton and a certificate in executive management from the University of California Los Angeles' Anderson School of Management.
Northrop Grumman Corporation is a global defense and technology company whose 120,000 employees provide innovative systems, products, and solutions in information and services, electronics, aerospace and shipbuilding to government and commercial customers worldwide.
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