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Randa Newsome, Raytheon’s Chief Human Resource Officer

Randa Newsome



Randa Newsome, Raytheon’s Chief Human Resource Officer

Randa Newsome serves as Raytheon's chief human resource officer, a role she has held for nearly two decades.

She works with Raytheon's CEO and executive leadership team on all aspects of human resources, talent and culture, according to her LinkedIn profile.

Her contributions to Raytheon inform the company's board of directors on issues related to executive compensation, succession planning, leadership pipeline and company culture.

Newsome's former HR-focused roles in Raytheon ranged from manager to vice president.

Before she joined Raytheon in April 2001, Newsome worked at Lockheed Martin as a human resources manager for the NASA Consolidated Space Operations Contract.

In the said role, she handled matters such as salary planning and analysis, employee and labor relations, staffing and employee development.

Newsome spent two years as a human resources generalist at United Space Alliance, where she provided human resources consultant services for a group of 750 employees.

She counseled employees, assisted outside counsel with litigation, managed the internal job opportunity program, investigated and analyzed business ethics matters and participated in negotiating collective bargaining agreements.

According to her LinkedIn profile, Newsome began her professional career as a human resources generalist at Lockheed Martin. In the said role, she served as a staffer to the vice president of human resources.

She earned a bachelor's degree in communications from Florida State University and a master's degree in public administration and human resources management from Valdosta State University.

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