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Lockheed Martin names new SVP of Communications

By Christian Wylonis
Dean Acosta
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Lockheed Martin, the global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 105,000 people worldwide, has appointed Dean Acosta as senior vice president, Communications, effective May 20, 2019. Acosta was most recently Chief Communications Officer for Resideo, a smart home technology company, where he led employee and executive communications, media relations, social media and public affairs.

Marillyn Hewson, Lockheed Martin's Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, said: "Dean is an impressive leader who has proven himself in both public service and in the private sector. His expertise and experience will help us communicate how our company works every day to protect lives, enhance security, and advance the frontiers of science and human understanding. We welcome Dean to the Lockheed Martin team."

Dean Acosta has almost three decades of experience in communications and journalism, with much of it spent leading corporate communications teams, in the technology, energy and aerospace and defense industries. Before Resideo, Acosta was vice president of Global Communications for Honeywell's Home and Building Technologies business, and before that, for Honeywell's Automation and Control Solutions business. He earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Texas at San Antonio and his master's degree in strategic communication and leadership from Seton Hall University.