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Raytheon Chairman and CEO, William H. Swanson, Recognized as a Diversity Leader.



Raytheon Company's Chairman and CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. , William H. Swanson For the baseball player, see .
William H. Swanson (born 1949) is the chairman and chief executive officer of Raytheon Company. Before becoming chairman in January 2004, he was CEO and president of the company.
, will receive a Diversity Best Practices CEO Leadership Award for his commitment to diversity. The award will be presented at the Diversity and Women Leadership Summit & Gala in Washington, D.C. on Oct. 26, 2004. Raytheon's Louise Fransesconi, President of Raytheon Missile Systems Raytheon Missile Systems Company is a subsidiary of Raytheon Company. Headquartered in Tucson, Arizona, its president is Louise Francesconi. Formerly, known as Hughes Missile Systems Company before acquired by Raytheon Company

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, will also receive an award at the summit for her achievements as a diversity leader.

"My commitment to diversity is a core value," Swanson said. "I believe it is about welcoming all people and valuing the different ways we look at a problem. Innovation is, and will be, the product of teamwork that encourages diversity of thought and opinion."

Swanson, Raytheon's first executive diversity champion, has led the company's efforts to create an inclusive work culture.

Raytheon Company , with 2003 sales of $18.1 billion, is an industry leader in defense and government electronics, space, information technology, technical services, and business and special mission aircraft. With headquarters in Waltham, Mass., Raytheon employs more than 78,000 people worldwide.
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