Lockheed Martin brings on Terry to expand globally

The defense contractor hired Jane Terry from Rolls Royce as it tries to grow its international presence.

LONDON: Aerospace power player Lockheed Martin has poached Jane Terry from Rolls-Royce to help it expand its global reach in the wake of sizable US defense cuts.

Terry has agreed to take on the new role of VP of communications for Lockheed Martin International, an arm of the US company launched last month.

She will join the contractor in September after six months as head of external communications at Rolls-Royce, where she replaced corporate comms head Josh Rosenstock, who left for Apple in February.

The US defense budget is set to be slashed by $52 billion in 2014 and by $487 billion over the next ten years. However, Lockheed Martin continues to report growing profits.

Terry will report to Jennifer Whitlow, VP of corporate comms for Lockheed Martin.

“In her new position, [Terry] will be a member of the communications leadership team reporting to me,” Whitlow said. “She will be responsible for developing and executing strategic internal and external international communications campaigns, leading our international communications teams, and managing our network of international communications agencies.”

She was previously public affairs manager before becoming head of public affairs at consultancy JBP in 2007. Terry joined Rolls Royce just nine months later as director of marketing and communications covering defense, a role she held until her promotion earlier this year.

This story originally appeared on the website of PRWeek UK.

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