Joseph Militano is Senior Vice President of Public Affairs and Communications for Leonardo DRS. Mr. Militano is responsible for all aspects of public affairs and communications, including media relations, marketing communications, advertising, organizational communications, executive support and the company’s philanthropic and community outreach programs, including support to wounded warriors and their families.
Before joining Leonardo DRS, Militano was Vice President of International and Business Development Communications for Raytheon Company. He led the strategic communications efforts for the company’s global aerospace and defense business in more than 80 nations. He also was the senior communications representative for Raytheon in Washington, D.C., where he was responsible as well for a range of activities including communication support for the company’s growth in the adjacent Homeland Security market.
Mr. Militano has more than 35 years of experience in corporate communications and the news media. He was an investigative reporter with the Connecticut Post prior to his corporate communications career.
In 1983, he joined the IBM Federal Systems Company where he led its communications initiatives for the U.S. space program in Houston, TX. During eleven years at IBM, he assumed a number of positions of increasing responsibility, ultimately leading Communications Programs for IBM’s Federal Systems Company in Washington, D.C.
In 1994, Mr. Militano joined Honeywell (then AlliedSignal) as director of Public Affairs for the company’s largest business, Aircraft Engines. He later served as corporate director of Internal Communications; director of Communications for the company’s technical services subsidiary; and director of Communications for its defense and space business.
Joe is a graduate of Boston University’s School of Public Communications, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism. He later attended the University of Connecticut’s School of Business for MBA studies. He is a graduate of the University of Chicago’s Graduate School of Business Executive Development Program; the Columbia University Graduate School of Business Executive Education Program; and the Imperial College London Business School’s Executive Leadership Programme.
He and his wife, Debra, have two daughters, one a successful architect and the other a successful actress.