Director, Communications and Public Affairs
Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Training
Tom Casey is the Director, Communications and Public Affairs for Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Training. He manages external affairs for the business area including media relations, web and social media programs, branding and marketing communications, exhibits and events.
He previously served as Director, International Communications for Lockheed Martin, overseeing the development and execution of global communications strategies and initiatives designed to promote the growth of the Corporation’s non-U.S. business.
Tom also worked in Lockheed Martin’s Information Systems & Global Solutions business area, where he was Communications Director for Readiness and Stability Operations, overseeing all aspects of communications for this global services company working on behalf of military and civilian customers throughout the United States and in more than 30 foreign countries.
Tom joined Lockheed Martin after a 20-year career with the Department of State and the United States Information Agency (USIA). A career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Tom served as the State Department’s Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs and Deputy Spokesman from 2006-2008. In that position, he managed the Department’s media relations, broadcast services and Internet operations, and conducted State’s on-camera daily press briefings. From 2003-2006 he was Director of the State Department’s Office of Press Relations.
Tom entered the Foreign Service in 1988 and was first assigned to the U.S. Embassy in Caracas, Venezuela. His other long-term overseas assignments included public affairs positions at the U.S. embassies in Lagos, Nigeria and Lima, Peru, as well as at the United States Mission to NATO in Brussels, Belgium. In addition he served on temporary duty at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq, and with NATO’s Albania Force (AFOR).
Tom’s other Washington assignments included service as a public affairs advisor for the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, and in a number of positions dealing with NATO and European Union issues in the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs.
Prior to his entry into the Foreign Service, Tom worked as a management analyst at the Department of Justice. A New Jersey native, he holds a BA in Political Science from Tufts University, and an MALD from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.