WALTHAM, Mass., Nov. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) announced today the appointment of Randa G. Newsome, age 49, to vice president Human Resources and Global Security, effective January 1, 2015.
Newsome has 20 years of experience in human resources, organizational performance management and security operations. She joined the company in 2001 and was most recently vice president for Raytheon's Integrated Defense Systems (IDS) business, overseeing all human resources and security operations for a global workforce of over 14,000.
Prior to her role at IDS, Newsome was vice president of Human Resources and Security for the former Raytheon Technical Services Company beginning in 2009, where she set human resource and security strategy for the $3.2 billion government services business to ensure support for the globally-deployed workforce. Newsome was also director of Organization Performance and Talent Management for Raytheon Intelligence and Information Systems, responsible for organizational effectiveness, talent management, talent acquisition, learning, compliance, and mergers and acquisitions.
Newsome earned a master's degree in public administration with emphasis in human resources management from Valdosta State University and a bachelor's degree in communications from Florida State University.
Newsome will succeed Keith Peden, senior vice president human resources and global security, who will retire effective January 31, 2015. Peden joined Raytheon in 1993 as director of benefits, compensation and human resource management systems and in 1997 assumed the role of vice president and deputy director of human resources. For the past thirteen years, he has provided leadership for the company's Human Resources and Global Security organization and guided the creation and deployment of contemporary human resources and security practices.
"Randa is well positioned to lead the progression of strategic organizational initiatives for the company as we continue to expand our global business," said Thomas A. Kennedy, Raytheon's Chairman and CEO. "I want to thank Keith for his outstanding service to our company and employees. He leaves a lasting legacy of world class leadership, accountability, diversity and inclusion in our organization."
Raytheon Company, with 2013 sales of $24 billion and 63,000 employees worldwide, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, security and civil markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 92 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems, as well as cyber security and a broad range of mission support services. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Mass. For more about Raytheon, visit us at www.raytheon.com and follow us on Twitter @Raytheon.
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