Officer, Lockheed Martin
Dean Acosta, SVP and Chief Communications Officer at Lockheed Martin
Dean Acosta is the chief communications officer and a senior vice president at Lockheed Martin.
Acosta leads global communications strategies and activities across the company’s business areas in the U.S. and international locations. He advises Lockheed’s leadership about advancements in the aerospace and defense industries to ensure that the company meets its corporate mission.
The Lockheed executive also oversees media relations, executive and employee communications, marketing communications, community and visual communications strategies and programs. The SVP handles issues management and crisis communications and philanthropy initiatives, according to his LinkedIn profile.
Acosta first joined Lockheed in 2010 as director of communications before taking up other leadership roles in different companies. He rejoined the aerospace company in 2019 as SVP and chief communications officer.
He started his career in 1990 as a broadcast, print and radio journalist at several U.S.-based media outfits. In 2003, he worked as the chief spokesperson and deputy assistant administrator for public affairs at NASA headquarters.
In 2007, he worked as director of communications at Boeing Space Exploration. He was also the chairperson and industry representative for the Coalition for Space Exploration at Boeing.
Other leadership roles that Acosta handled include global communications and public affairs executive at Phillips 66 and vice president of global communications at technology provider Honeywell.
He holds a master’s degree in strategic communication and leadership from Seton Hall University and a bachelor’s degree in political science from The University of Texas at San Antonio.
Lockheed Martin produces hypersonic systems, aircraft and other offerings for C4ISR, electronic warfare, sensors and integrated air and missile defense. It is headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, and has multiple offices within and outside the U.S.
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