BAE Systems, Inc. has named Caitlin Hayden senior vice president of communications. Hayden joins BAE from the Aerospace Industries Association, where she served as vice president of communications, leading the organization’s outreach and communications functions.
She was previously executive vice president and media group director in Edelman’s Washington, D.C. office. Before that, she spent 15 years in the federal government, holding such positions as special assistant to president Obama, senior director for strategic communications and press, and spokesperson for the National Security Council.
Prior to her work at the White House, Hayden served with the department of state in policy and communications assignments that spanned embassies and offices in Washington, D.C., Afghanistan, Iraq and the United Kingdom.
At BAE, she will lead the company’s external and internal communications activities in support of key business campaigns, community investment and employee engagement.