BETHESDA, MD—Lockheed Martin Corporation has named Joseph LaMarca vice president, communications, for its aeronautics business area. LaMarca joins Lockheed Martin from Bell Helicopter in Fort Worth, Texas, where he served as vice president, communications since June 2008, responsible for internal and external communications, including community relations, advertising and trade shows. Previously, LaMarca held increasingly responsible communications leadership positions with Boeing’s Rotocraft division and its Florida operations and prior to joining Boeing in 2005, served in the U.S. Air Force, culminating with his selection as commander, military and civilian personnel, 45th Space Wing at Cocoa Beach, Fla.
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The National Restaurant Association has named Scott DeFife executive vice president, policy and government affairs, spearheading the Association's federal and state legislative and lobbying effort. DeFife comes to the association from the Securities Industry & Financial Markets Association, where he has led government affairs.
BETHESDA, MD—Managed healthcare company Coventry Health Care has hired Matthew Eyles as vice president, public affairs and policy. In his new role, Eyles will help ensure the company is well positioned to address the rapidly changing government and public policy environment to help meet its long-term business goals and objectives. Prior to joining Coventry, he was vice president, corporate public policy at Wyeth and responsible for leading the public policy function for the corporation and its three major divisions in the U.S. and worldwide. Before joining Wyeth, he held positions with Eli Lilly & Company and the Congressional Budget Office.