Harris Corporation Names Former Homeland Security Spokesperson Marc Raimondi Director of Communications in Washington, D.C.

WASHINGTON, Dec. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS), an international communications and information technology company, has named former Department of Homeland Security (DHS) spokesperson Marc Raimondi director of...


WASHINGTON, Dec. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS), an international communications and information technology company, has named former Department of Homeland Security (DHS) spokesperson Marc Raimondi director of communications in Washington, D.C.

In this new position, Raimondi, 39, is responsible for building Harris Corporation's image and brand awareness, particularly for its government business in the national capital region. His primary focus will include company branding, media relations, advertising, awards and speaking opportunities.

"Harris has a 40-year legacy of supporting major U.S. government initiatives and today participates in more than 300 diverse programs involving the Department of Defense and virtually every government agency," said Jeremy Wensinger, president of Harris Government Communications Systems. "Marc's breadth of communications experience and strong reputation will be a tremendous asset to help expand our relationships with customers and industry partners and build awareness of the company in this very important region."

Before joining Harris, Raimondi served as the national spokesperson for the DHS' U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement area, the main investigative arm of the DHS charged with protecting national security and public safety through enforcement of the nation's immigration and customs laws. Prior to DHS, he spent nearly 11 years in a variety of communications assignments with the Department of the U.S. Army in Washington, D.C., as well as in Iraq , Kuwait , Kosovo, Macedonia, Italy , Germany , and Kwajalein Atoll. His work required daily interaction with major national and international media organizations on significant issues and operations within the realm of national security and public safety.

Raimondi earned his bachelor's degree in Legal Studies from the University of Massachusetts and a Graduate Studies Certificate in Communication Theory from the University of Oklahoma Graduate School of Communications. He also attended resident courses at the Army Management Staff College and at the DoD's Defense Information School.

In the Washington, D.C. area, Harris is a leading supplier of advanced communications and information technology to the U.S. government - including the Department of Defense, the intelligence community, and numerous civil agencies. The company participates in more than 300 government programs ranging from automating the 2010 Census, to upgrading the FAA's communications network, to providing avionics for the F-35 Lightning II aircraft. More than 1,200 Harris employees are based in 15 different DC/Maryland/Virginia area locations. Along with supporting vital national programs, Harris employees play an active role in the area's educational, philanthropic, and cultural organizations.

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 annual revenue of over $4 billion and 16,000 employees - including nearly 7,000 engineers and scientists. Harris is dedicated to developing best-in-class assured communications(TM) products, systems, and services. Additional information about Harris Corporation is available at www.harris.com.

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