As Chief Communications Officer, Lucy Reilly Fitch is a multidimensional strategist, advisor, and collaborator leading SAIC’s communications. In this role, she is responsible for SAIC’s corporate reputation and brand management; internal and external communications; executive communications; media relations; digital and social media; thought leadership; events and trade shows; corporate social responsibility and philanthropy; visual services; financial communications and crisis management.
Lucy is a seasoned business leader, with global experience as an award-winning financial journalist and in the aerospace and defense industry, where she specialized in corporate communications, strategy, mergers and acquisitions, business development, and analysis.
Prior to joining SAIC in 2011, she worked for BAE Systems Inc. as senior vice president for corporate communications, as well as senior vice president of acquisitions & strategy. Among her accomplishments was the successful completion of more than 30 acquisition and divestiture transactions valued at more than $9 billion.
Before joining BAE Systems in 2000, Lucy was the director for business development and strategic planning at Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Sector. She began her defense industry career in business development at the Hughes Aircraft Co. (now Raytheon) performing strategic and competitive analysis.
Lucy has been appointed to the Georgetown University McDonough School of Business inaugural 2016 MBA Mentor Program. She is the chairman-emeritus of the Kansas State University A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communications Board of Advisors. She sits on the Board of Advisors for the Military Child Education Coalition, where she is a contributor and participant in working with high school students from throughout the United States. She is a frequent speaker on leadership, communications, strategy, and M&A.
Lucy holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Georgetown University and a Bachelor of Science degree in journalism and mass communications from Kansas State University.
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