Dan Nelson Joins Lockheed Martin Communications Leadership Team
BETHESDA, Md., Jan. 12, 2015 – Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] announced the appointment of Dan Nelson as Vice President of Worldwide Media Relations, reporting to Jennifer Whitlow, Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications. In this role, Nelson will serve as the Corporation’s chief spokesperson, counsel senior executives on media engagements, and be responsible for global media relations outreach and developing external communications strategies to create greater awareness of Lockheed Martin’s products and technologies.
Nelson joins the company from General Electric’s Digital Energy business, where he led communications strategies to promote the business, managed executive communications, drove media outreach, initiated employee engagement activities and anticipated and managed reputation issues.
Nelson brings 22 years of communications experience to the role. Prior to joining General Electric in 2007, he served as a spokesperson at the U.S. Justice Department, U.S. Commerce Department and the White House. Throughout his career, Dan has held numerous leadership positions managing proactive and reactive communications programs. He has a deep background in communications and strong working relationships with major business media outlets.
Nelson holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications and a minor in business administration from California State University, Sacramento.
Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 113,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The Corporation’s net sales for 2013 were $45.4 billion.