Manager, State and Local Government Relations Raytheon Compa
Arizona Industries of commerce
United States of America
Aimee Strudwick Gilroy serves as Senior Manager of State Government Relations for Raytheon Company. Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN), with 2015 sales of $23 billion and 61,000 employees worldwide, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, civil government and cybersecurity solutions. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts.Ms. Gilroy is responsible for managing state and local government relations where Raytheon has significant facility and employee presence across the country. She coordinates legislative strategy with both internal and external customers on issues such as: state and local business policies, tax, economic development, regulatory matters, and workforce development.Before joining Raytheon in August 2012, Ms. Gilroy spent 20 years developing a diverse background based on government affairs, political campaigns and private industry. In the private sector, she most recently served as Director of DC Operations for TASER International and established two companies - Strudwick Solutions, LLC and Abingdon Blooms, LLC, respectively.At the federal level, Ms. Gilroy was a member of the Senior Executive Service and senior political appointee with the Departments of State, Commerce and the White House from 2001 – 2009. Her positions within State and Commerce required creating, managing and engaging strategic alliances both internally and externally to support critical agency programs and policies, business advocacy and corporate social responsibility. She has participated on crisis management teams affecting organizational policies and legislative programs, including NOAA satellite programs, the 2010 Census, and Hurricane Katrina.Ms. Gilroy’s political career spans more than a decade on various campaigns initiating with the 1993 campaign of former Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison and culminating with the election of President George W. Bush in 2000. She has worked on four Republican National Conventions and as Director of Grassroots PAC fundraising for the National Association of HomeBuilders (NAHB).Ms. Gilroy was born in Dallas, Texas. She earned a Bachelor of Mass Communications from Texas State University - San Marcos, Texas in 1993. She now resides in Alexandria, VA with her husband Edwin Gilroy.
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