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William H. Swanson
Chairman
Raytheon Company

Mr. Swanson became Chairman in January 2004, and served as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Company from July 2003 to March 2014. Prior to that, he was President of the Company, responsible for Raytheon’s government and defense operations. Mr. Swanson joined Raytheon in 1972 and has held a wide range of leadership positions. From January 2000 to July 2002, he was Executive Vice President of the Company and President of Raytheon’s Electronic Systems segment. Prior to this position, he served as Executive Vice President of the Company and Chairman and CEO of Raytheon Systems Company from January 1998 to January 2000. Currently, Mr. Swanson is also on the Board of Directors of NextEra Energy, Inc. He is a past director of Sprint Nextel Corporation (2004-2008). Mr. Swanson also serves as a member of the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation Board of Directors, as a member of the California Polytechnic State University President’s Cabinet, as Vice Chairman of the California Polytechnic State University Foundation Board of Directors, as Vice Chairman of the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation Board of Directors, as Chairman Emeritus of the Business-Higher Education Forum Executive Committee, as Chairman Emeritus of the Aerospace Industries Association Executive Committee, and as a member of the National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee.