Jessica Nielsen is vice president of Communications and Marketing for Lockheed Martin’s $8.8 billion Information Systems and Global Solutions business.
In this capacity, Nielsen leads a team of 120 responsible for the branding, messaging and stakeholder engagement for a business which employs 26,000 employees across all 50 states and 20 countries. She joined the company in May 2013.
Before joining Lockheed Martin, Nielsen was Executive Director, Global Communications and Influencer Relations for Dell’s $8 billion IT Services business, where she built a new communications team focused on analyst relations, community affairs, media relations, social media, executive communications and employee engagement.
Nielsen has spent more than 15 years working in communications positions of increasing responsibility for multiple companies in aerospace and defense, IT services, manufacturing and consumer goods. Throughout her career she has worked around the globe including assignments in Europe, the Middle East and India.
She has taught at Georgetown University, holds a bachelor’s degree in Human and Organizational Development from Vanderbilt University and a master’s degree in Integrated Marketing Communications from Northwestern University. In 2014 she was named one of the top women in PR by PR News and in 2015 she was named one of the 40 under 40 brand marketers by Brand Innovators.
Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 113,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The Corporation’s net sales for 2013 were $45.4 billion.