Sheller Named Vice President of AIA’s Communications
ARLINGTON, Va., Aug. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Francis X. ‘Chip’ Sheller has joined AIA as Vice President of Communications, bringing more than 20 years of experience in the field to the position.
Sheller was previously Vice President for Communications and Government Relations with Thales USA, Inc., in Arlington, Va., beginning in 2006. In this capacity he supported a range of U.S. and overseas businesses for Thales, an $18 billion aerospace and defense company.
Prior to joining Thales, Sheller represented clients including Lockheed Martin Corporation, L-3 and the Nuclear Energy Institute as Senior Vice President at Hill & Knowlton, Inc.
“Chip’s range of experience in all communications disciplines as well as in politics and government relations will be a tremendous asset for AIA and the industry,” said AIA President and CEO Marion C. Blakey. “He’ll be a forceful voice for aerospace.”
Sheller is a graduate of Georgetown University.
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Founded in 1919 shortly after the birth of flight, the Aerospace Industries Association is the most authoritative and influential trade association representing the nation’s leading manufacturers and suppliers of civil, military and business aircraft, helicopters, unmanned aircraft systems, space systems, aircraft engines, homeland and cybersecurity systems, materiel and related components, equipment services and information technology.
SOURCE Aerospace Industries Association