Harris Corporation : Names Tania Hanna Vice President of Government Relations
07/12/2012| 08:05am US/Eastern
Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS), an international communications and
information technology company, has named Tania Hanna vice president of
Government Relations. In this position, she is responsible for the
company's relations with the U.S. Congress, the Executive Branch,
defense and aerospace industry representatives located in the
Washington, D.C. area, as well as international government agencies.
Hanna, 44, succeeds Peter Challan, who is taking on a new position as
vice president, Industry-Specific Programs for the company's Mission
Critical Networks business.
Hanna joined Harris in 2003 and most recently was vice president, Policy
and Legislative Affairs for Harris. In that role, she was responsible
for implementing and overseeing Harris' engagements with the U.S.
Congress and related organizations and building the company's
international government relations capabilities.
Prior to joining Harris, she served as a senior associate with a
DC-based law firm; senior attorney at the Federal Communications
Commission; and general counsel for a small Internet startup.
Hanna has a bachelor's degree in international politics from Georgetown
University; a graduate degree from the University of Antwerp, Belgium; a
law degree from American University; and a master's degree in
organizational leadership from Norwich University. She is a member of
the Board of Directors of the U.S. Pakistan Business Council; the
National Defense Industrial Association's Women in Defense; the D.C.
Bar; and the Federal Communications Bar Association.
"Harris supports more than 300 U.S. government programs and is expanding
its capabilities, presence and visibility in the Washington, D.C. area,"
said William Brown, president and CEO of Harris. "Tania brings vast
industry knowledge and experience and a leadership style that will help
us reach our strategic goals. She will maintain our strong relationships
with the legislative bodies in Washington, and provide the strong
linkage to Harris businesses worldwide."
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About Harris Corporation
Harris is an international communications and information technology
company serving government and commercial markets in more than 150
countries. Headquartered in Melbourne, Florida, the company has
approximately $6 billion of annual revenue and about 17,000 employees --
including nearly 7,000 engineers and scientists. Harris is dedicated to
developing best-in-class assured communications® products, systems, and
services. Additional information about Harris Corporation is available
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