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Frank Ruggiero Named BAE US Govt Relations Lead; Linda Hudson Comments

Frank Ruggiero
Frank Ruggiero

Frank Ruggiero, a former vice president of international government relations at BAE Systems‘ U.S. subsidiary, has been appointed VP of federal government relations.

The appointment took effect April 15 and Ruggiero succeeded Erin Moseley, who was promoted to president of the support solutions division in February, the company said Monday.

Ruggiero, who joined BAE in 2012, will oversee BAE’s relationships with officials in Congress, the Defense Department, Cabinet-level organizations and other state leaders.

Linda Hudson, president and CEO, said Ruggiero will aim to help BAE anticipate challenges to customers resulting from constrained budgets through his knowledge of national security policy and building partnerships with government officials.

Linda Hudson
Linda Hudson

Before joining BAE, Ruggiero served in U.S. government positions for more than 20 years, most recently as senior deputy special representative and deputy assistant secretary of state for Afghanistan and Pakistan.

He has also served as senior U.S. official in Southern Afghanistan and led U.S. arms sales to the country as acting secretary of state and principal deputy assistant secretary of state for political military affairs

Ruggiero served in the Ohio Army National Guard before his civil service career.

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