BAE Systems names senior VP for government relations
Shelly O’Neill Stoneman promoted by defense contractor
Arlington-based defense contractor BAE Systems Inc. announced Thursday that Shelly O’Neill Stoneman, the company’s vice president for executive branch and international government relations, will become its senior vice president for government relations, effective April 17.
Stoneman will succeed Frank Ruggiero, who will remain with the company as a legacy fellow, and will report directly to BAE President and CEO Tom Arseneault. Stoneman will also serve as a director on the company’s board of directors.
In her new role, Stoneman will be responsible for all government relations activities, which will include overseeing and maintaining the company’s relationships with the U.S. Department of Defense, Congress and state governments.
“Shelly has already proven that she’s a strong senior leader who can work effectively across the company, throughout the Pentagon and across the aisle to ensure we deliver for our customer,” said Arseneault in a statement.