XLS) has promoted Dr.
Pamela Drew, who joined Exelis in January 2013, to the role of
executive vice president. Drew will retain her role as president of the
company's Information Systems business, a leading provider of advanced
engineering services and integrated network solutions throughout the
full life cycle of mission critical networks - including system
development, deployment, integration, operations, maintenance and
sustainment capabilities for defense and intelligence systems, air
traffic management, space and earth science, and homeland defense. As
president of Information Systems, she is also responsible for the
strategic direction and execution of Critical Networks - one of four
Exelis Strategic Growth Platforms.
"Since joining Exelis in January of 2013, Pam has been a tremendous
addition to the Exelis senior leadership team," said David F. Melcher,
chief executive officer and president of Exelis Inc. "This promotion is
well-deserved and I'm looking forward to seeing her contributions to the
business in her new role as executive vice president."
Before joining Exelis, Drew served as the senior vice president of
Stategic Capabilities and Technology at TASC, Inc., leading a team that
provided systems engineering and integration, cybersecurity, financial
and business analytics, and test and evaluation solutions to address
intelligence, defense and federal-civilian customer needs. In an earlier
role at TASC, Drew led the Enterprise Systems business unit that served
defense and federal civil agencies including the Federal Aviation
Previously, she was sector vice president of business development for
Northrop Grumman's Mission Systems sector, leading strategy and business
capture of significant Command, Control, Communications, Computers,
Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance systems for defense,
intelligence and homeland security customers worldwide.
Drew also served as vice president and general manager for Boeing's
Integrated Defense and Security Solutions organization, where she led
strategy and business generation in the homeland and global security,
civil, and commercial markets. Drew received a bachelor's degree in
mathematics from the University of Colorado, Boulder, where she also
completed her doctorate and master's degree in computer science.
Exelis is a diversified, top-tier global aerospace, defense, information
and services company that leverages a 50-year
legacy of deep customer knowledge and technical expertise to deliver
affordable, mission-critical solutions for global customers. We are a
leader in timing and navigation, sensors, air traffic solutions, image
processing and distribution, communications and information systems,
logistics and technical services; and we are focused on strategic growth
in the areas of critical networks, ISR and analytics, electronic warfare
and composite aerostructures. Headquartered in McLean, Va., Exelis
employs about 19,000 people and generated 2012 sales of $5.5 billion.
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