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Steven Cortese to Depart ATK May 1; Mark DeYoung Comments

Steven Cortese
Steven Cortese

Steven Cortese, senior vice president for government relations and corporate communications at ATK (NYSE: ATK) since 2011, will leave the aerospace and defense company May 1.

The 20-year legislative affairs veteran is pursuing a new career opportunity after seven years at ATK, the company said Tuesday.

He serves as the company’s lead representative to the U.S. government and is responsible for communicating the company’s strategy to internal and external audiences.

Cortese first joined the company in 2006 as senior vice president of Washington operations, holding responsiblity for ATK’s relations with Congress and federal agencies.

Mark DeYoung
Mark DeYoung

Mark DeYoung, president and CEO, said Cortese helped guide the company through government budget cycles, congressional relations and corporate communications initiatives.

Before joining ATK, he served as VP of programs and budgets at Lockheed Martin‘s (NYSE: LMT) Washington operations office and also served on the the Senate Appropriations Committee staff between 1986 and 2003.

“While he will be missed, I extend my congratulations and wish him much success, ” DeYoung said.

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