|Joseph M. Hall|
MELBOURNE, Florida, July 12, 2005 – Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) has announced the promotion of Joseph M. (Joe) Hall to vice president–Washington Operations. Mr. Hall will have responsibility for day-to-day oversight of Harris' Washington, DC office and will be the senior Harris executive and spokesperson with responsibility for the company's relations with the U.S. Congress, the Executive Branch, and defense and aerospace industry representatives located in Washington. Mr. Hall had previously been vice president–Government Relations in Harris Corporations' Washington Office.
He succeeds Ray White, who has announced his plans to transition into retirement. Mr. White, who joined Harris in 1986 following a very successful career with the U.S. Air Force, will continue to support the company on a reduced-schedule basis.
Mr. Hall joined Harris as a member of the Washington, DC office team in 1988 and has held positions dealing with congressional and federal government relations during his tenure. Prior to joining Harris, he served as congressional liaison officer for the Secretary of the Army, assigned to the U.S. House of Representatives. Previous to that, he served in the U.S. Army with the Defense AttachÃ© Offices at American Embassies in Indonesia, Greece and Iran. He was one of 52 hostages held captive for 444 days when the American Embassy was seized by militant followers of the Ayatollah Khomeini on November 4, 1979.
He received a bachelor's degree in International Relations from the University of Maryland and a master's degree in political science from George Washington University.
Harris Corporation is an international communications technology company focused on providing assured communications products, systems and services for government and commercial customers. The company's operating divisions serve markets for government communications, tactical radio, broadcast, and microwave systems. Harris provides systems and service to customers in more than 150 countries. Additional information about Harris Corporation is available at www.harris.com.
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