Lucy Fitch, who led corporate communications for BAE Systems, has moved to another top defense and security contractor, Science Applications International Corp., in a top corporate communications post.
Fitch, a former reporter, exits BAE after more than a decade. She was promoted to the VP slot in 2008 when Robert Hastings left for the top public affairs slot at the Pentagon.
At SAIC, which had second quarter fiscal 2011 revenue of $11.1 billion, she leads media relations, employee communications and corporate marketing, reporting to EVP for comms. and government affairs Debbie Lee James.
SAIC has 41,000 employees handling big contracts with the Dept. of Defense and Dept. of Homeland Security, among others. Second quarter revenues were down about six percent over 2011 on a “challenging” government contracting environment, said CEO Walt Havenstein.
Fitch started her career as a business journalist covering the defense sector.