BAE Systems announced on Thursday that Alice Eldridge, Travis Garriss & Leslie Jelalian have joined the company’s senior leadership team. Eldridge will serve as the senior vice president, general counsel and secretary. Garriss joins as senior vice president and chief information officer and Jelalian as the senior vice president of Strategy & Corporate Development.
“Alice, Travis and Leslie each bring extensive experience and deep expertise to our leadership team in their respective positions,” said BAE Systems’ president and COO Tom Arseneault. “They will provide important counsel to the company as we build on our market-leading positions across a wide portfolio of products and services,” Arseneault added.
Previously, Eldridge joined BAE Systems in 2012 and served as chief counsel for the company’s Platforms and Services sector. Prior to joining the company, she led the legal teams for multiple divisions at Lockheed Martin Corporation, where she was also vice president of Ethics and Business Conduct. In addition to her new role, Eldridge has been appointed to BAE Systems’ Board of Directors and will serve as the board secretary.
Garriss will lead efforts to invest in and maintain critical systems to meet the company’s expanding high-technology requirements, while preserving strong information security and governance. Most recently, Garriss served as CIO and vice president of User and Functional Enablement at Honeywell. He also worked at DHL and ran a consulting firm specializing in Internet services and network security for public service, communications and other clients.
Jelalian will focus on pursuing strategic growth through domestic and international business opportunities and identifying key initiatives to strengthen BAE Systems’ portfolio with appropriate acquisitions, divestitures, and organic investments in her new role. Jelalian joined BAE Systems in 1988 and has served in a wide range of leadership roles in engineering, program management, and strategy development.
Most recently, she served as vice president of Strategy and Planning for Electronic Systems, which followed her roles as vice president and general manager for the Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance Solutions business area and as vice president of Engineering for the Electronic Systems sector.
About BAE Systems, Inc.
BAE Systems, Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of BAE Systems plc, an international defense, aerospace and security company which delivers a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support services.
BAE Systems, Inc. employs approximately 33,800 in the United States, United Kingdom, Sweden, and Israel, and generated 2018 sales of $10.8 billion.