Al Thompson
Al Thompson

Al Thompson, who led government relations for Raytheon Technologies’ commercial aerospace and space businesses, is moving to Intel as VP-US government relations.

During his Raytheon stint, Thompson also led state government outreach, supervised its digital advocacy efforts and was lead lobbyist for Carrier and Otis Elevator.

Earlier, he handled Fortune 500 clients at Mehlman, Vogel, Castagnetti; served as deputy executive director of the Technology CEO Council; and was VP at the Retail Industry Leaders Assn, which represents Walmart, Target, Lowe’s, Home Depot, Best Buy and Costco.

The Coast Guard veteran also served as a staff member on the committee on homeland security for chairman Bennie Thompson (D-MS)

“Intel is committed to leading the critical policy debates shaping the future of technology,” said Jeff Rittener, chief government officer on the company’s blog. “Al Thompson’s deep experience in global trade, U.S. supply chain security, and issues related to AI, 5G and autonomous vehicle technologies will elevate Intel’s leadership on these and other issues."