Shelly O’Neill Stoneman

Shelly O’Neill Stoneman

Shelly O’Neill Stoneman

Senior Vice President, Government Affairs


Shelly O’Neill Stoneman is senior vice president of Government Affairs for Lockheed Martin. In this role, she directs the company’s activities with Congress and the Pentagon, and manages all federal, state and local government customer relationships.

Prior to joining Lockheed Martin, Stoneman served as senior vice president for Government Relations at BAE Systems since 2021. She joined BAE in 2013 as the vice president for Executive Branch and International Government Relations and served as the company’s primary liaison to the Executive Branch, including the Pentagon, State Department, Intelligence Community, and the White House. She supported the company’s foreign military sales and direct commercial sales through engagement with the U.S. government and foreign embassies.

Previously, Stoneman had a distinguished nearly 15-year career in public and nonprofit service, including at the Pentagon, the White House and on Capitol Hill.

She served as the Special Assistant to the Secretary of Defense and White House Liaison for three Secretaries of Defense.

From 2009 until 2011, Stoneman worked in the White House Office of Legislative Affairs, where she served as Special Assistant to the President and was responsible for the defense and national security legislative portfolio. She worked closely with the White House, National Security Council, Department of Defense, and Congress on a variety of policy issues.

Earlier in her career, she served on Capitol Hill as the deputy chief of staff for a member of the House Appropriations Committee and also as a committee staff member for a Senate authorization committee.

Stoneman earned her bachelor’s degree from Vassar College and has a Master of Arts in National Security Studies from the U.S. Naval War College, as well as a Master of Arts in International Relations from the University of Oklahoma’s program in Europe.

In the community, she is the chair of the Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services (DACOWITS), a historic panel that provides advice and policy recommendations to the Secretary of Defense regarding women’s service in the armed force. She is a board member of the Leadership Council for Women in National Security (LCWINS), as well as Food for Others, a Fairfax County, Virginia-based food bank and pantry. She was one of the inaugural JOURNEY to Lead Fellows and is a lifetime member of the Council on Foreign Relations.  


August 2023