Thomas J. Jurkowsky Named Vice President, Communications and Public Affairs, for Lockheed Martin Naval Electronics & Surveillance Systems
BALTIMORE, MD, 06-NOV-00 -- Thomas J. Jurkowsky has been appointed vice president, communications and public affairs, for Lockheed Martin Naval Electronics & Surveillance Systems. Jurkowsky most recently served as Chief of Naval Information for the U.S. Navy, retiring from the service with the rank of Rear Admiral following a distinguished 30-year career. In his new capacity, Jurkowsky will be responsible for all communications activities - including media relations, advertising, marketing communications, community relations and employee communications - for Lockheed Martin's Naval Electronics & Surveillance Systems (NE&SS) businesses. Principal NE&SS businesses are located in Akron, Ohio; Baltimore; Eagan, Minnesota; Moorestown, New Jersey; Manassas, Virginia; and Syracuse, New York.
With his background and extensive experience in strategic communications, Tom Jurkowsky brings a valuable new dimension to our business, said Naval Electronics & Surveillance Systems President Joseph D. Antinucci. Tom will apply his knowledge to meet our goals of speaking with a clear voice to our customers, positioning our business as a leader in the markets we serve, and encouraging our employees to think and act like owners.
As Chief of Naval Information, Jurkowsky led the service's worldwide public affairs organization with executive responsibilities including strategic planning, integration of public affairs and legislative strategies, and direction of more than 500 communications professionals. Earlier assignments included directing all Navy public affairs in the Pacific theater and leading the public affairs function for the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis. Jurkowsky holds a master's degree in public relations from American University and a bachelor's degree in journalism from Boston University.
Lockheed Martin NE&SS, headquartered in Baltimore, provides surface ship and submarine combat systems, antisubmarine warfare and ocean surveillance systems, missile launching systems, radar and sensor systems, ship systems integration and systems engineering services, and other advanced systems and services to customers worldwide. NE&SS is the largest business organization in the Lockheed Martin Systems Integration business area.