Ruggiero will succeed Erin Moseley, who became president of BAE Systems’ Support Solutions sector in February. In his new role, Ruggiero will assume responsibility of all government relations activities for the company, overseeing BAE Systems, Inc.’s relationships with members of Congress, the Department of Defense and other Cabinet-level organizations, and state government leaders.
"Frank has a tremendous amount of experience serving in the highest levels of government," said Linda P. Hudson, president and CEO of BAE Systems, Inc. "His deep understanding of national security policy and long-standing relationships with government officials will help BAE Systems effectively anticipate the many challenges our customers face in today’s unique budgetary environment."
Ruggiero joined BAE Systems, Inc. in 2012 as vice president for International Government Relations. Before joining the company, Ruggiero spent more than 20 years in service to the U.S. government, most recently as senior deputy special representative and deputy assistant secretary of state for Afghanistan and Pakistan for then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
Prior to that, he was the senior U.S. official in Southern Afghanistan during President Obama’s surge of military forces in Afghanistan and oversaw U.S. arms sales as acting assistant secretary of state and principal deputy assistant secretary of state for political military affairs. He also served in the Ohio Army National Guard for six years.
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