Executive Vice President of Strategic Initiatives
Jerry DeMuro is executive vice president of strategic initiatives and an Officer Director on the BAE Systems, Inc. Board of Directors. Ranking among the top 10 prime contractors to the U.S. Department of Defense, BAE Systems, Inc. delivers a broad range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, commercial avionics, security, IT solutions and support services.
Throughout his career, DeMuro has led the transformation and successful operation of complex global organizations responsible for fulfilling critical missions worldwide. Prior to his current roles, he served as CEO of the BAE Systems, Inc. organization of more than 35,000 employees who generated sales revenues of nearly $11.5 billion in 2019. He also served as a member of the BAE Systems plc Board of Directors and Executive Committee.
Before joining BAE Systems in 2014, DeMuro served as a corporate vice president at General Dynamics and executive vice president of the more than $11 billion, 44,000-employee Information Systems and Technology group. DeMuro joined General Dynamics when GTE Government Systems was acquired in 1999. While at GTE, DeMuro held a number of senior leadership roles. Earlier in his career, he served for nearly a decade as an acquisition official at the U.S. Department of Defense.
DeMuro has been actively involved with industry associations and nonprofit organizations, including service with the Aerospace Industries Association, the Association of the United States Army, the MILCOM Conference Board, and AFCEA International, where he was on the Board of Directors as an Executive Committee member and as chair of the Audit Committee. He has also served on the boards of the National Science Center and the Boys and Girls Club of Taunton, Massachusetts.
A native of Philadelphia, DeMuro earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh and an MBA from Fairleigh Dickinson University.