Caitlin HaydenCaitlin Hayden

Caitlin Hayden, who was executive VP and director of the media group in Edelman’s Washington office, has joined the Aerospace Industries Assn. as VP-Communications. She reports to CEO Eric Fanning.

Hayden promoted brands and helped clients navigate the DC regulatory and policy thicket at Edelman. She also did media and speech training work.

Prior to working at the No. 1 independent PR firm, Hayden was senior director for strategic communications & press at the National Security Council and special assistant to President Obama.

She also worked at the State Dept, focused on public/press outreach, speechwriting and South/Central Asia policy matters.

AIA’s 340 member companies are involved in aerospace, defense commercial aviation, satellite communications and space technology sectors. Their 2.4M employees generated $872B in 2016 revenues.