Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has named 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.”