Federal Contractors | Technology 2023: JEFF SHOCKEY
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT OF GLOBAL GOVERNMENT RELATIONS, RTX, ARLINGTON COUNTY
Shockey is lead executive at the Arlington corporate headquarters of the world’s second largest defense contractor, RTX. Formerly Raytheon Technologies, the company announced a reorganization in June. In February, he became the senior official in Arlington upon the retirement of Roy Azevedo, who was president of Raytheon Intelligence & Space, now consolidated with Raytheon Missiles & Defense under the name Raytheon. The other two RTX business units are defense technology supplier Collins Aerospace and aerospace manufacturer Pratt & Whitney.
A former staffer with the U.S. House of Representatives, where he was staff director of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence among other positions, Shockey joined RTX in 2021 after serving as Boeing’s vice president of global sales and marketing for its defense, space and security business.
In 2022, RTX reported more than $67 billion in sales, and officials estimated growth to hit up to $73 billion in 2023. The company employs more than 180,000 people worldwide. It moved its headquarters to Arlington last year from Massachusetts. In June, RTX’s Raytheon subsidiary landed a $1.15 billion missile contract for the Air Force and Navy.