William H. Swanson

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William H. Swanson "is Chairman and CEO of Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN). Raytheon Company...

"Before adding the responsibilities of chairman to his position in January 2004, Swanson was CEO and president of the company. Prior to that, he was president of the company, responsible for Raytheon’s government and defense operations.

"Swanson joined Raytheon in 1972 and has held a wide range of leadership positions, including manufacturing manager of the company’s largest operation, senior vice president and general manager of the Missile Systems Division, general manager of Raytheon Electronic Systems, president of Electronic Systems, and chairman and chief executive officer of Raytheon Systems Company.

"In addition to his professional accomplishments, Swanson is a member of the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation board, the California Polytechnic State University President’s Cabinet, the Cal Poly Foundation board of directors, and the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation board of directors. He is vice chairman of the Business-Higher Education Forum (BHEF) and is co-chair of BHEF’s Securing America’s Leadership in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Initiative. He is also honorary chair of MATHCOUNTS® for 2009 through 2011.

"He is a member of the board of governors’ executive committee of the Aerospace Industries Association and is a fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

"He serves as a member of the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA), the Air Force Association, the Association of the United States Army and the Navy League. He is a member of the CIA Officers Memorial Foundation board of advisors and of the President’s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee." [1]

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  1. William H. Swanson, Raytheon, accessed May 18, 2009.