Lockheed Martin Names New VP Media Relations

Lockheed Martin has named Thomas J. Jurkowsky as its new vice president of media relations and the corporation's chief spokesperson.

Jurkowsky joined Lockheed Martin in November 2000 and has served as vice president of communications and public affairs for Naval Electronics and Surveillance Systems (NE&SS) in Baltimore, Md. NE&SS is the organization within Lockheed Martin that is responsible for all U.S. and foreign Navy programs and employs more than 11,000 employees.

Prior to joining Lockheed Martin, Jurkowsky served on active duty in the U.S. Navy for 31 years. He began his Navy career in 1969 as an enlisted man and reached the rank of Rear Admiral. During his Navy career, he was a public affairs specialist. His final position was as the Chief of Information where he was Navy's chief spokesperson and directed all of its public affairs activity.

Jurkowsky holds an undergraduate degree in journalism from Boston University and a master's degree in public relations from American University.

Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin employs about 125,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture and integration of advanced technology systems, products and services. The Corporation reported 2001 sales of $24 billion.

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