Eric Fox is the Senior Director of Government Relations for Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company (LM Aero) located in Fort Worth, Texas. Eric is responsible for all Government and Legislative support activities for LM Aero. Eric coordinates Congressional support and obtains Washington, D.C. constituent advocacy for key campaigns and other LM Aero business initiatives. Eric also communicates the LM Aero strategies to the Washington, D.C. office to maintain overall Lockheed Martin activity integration. Prior to working for LM Aero, Eric served three years in Washington, D.C. as a Washington Representative for Ashland Inc. where he was responsible for managing federal legislative and regulatory issues that affected two of Ashland's wholly owned subsidiaries, APAC, the company's Atlanta-based road construction company and The Valvoline Company. Eric has also served as associate staff member for the House Appropriations Committee while working for Congressman Henry Bonilla of Texas. He joined Bonilla's staff in 1992. Prior to that, Eric served in the U.S. Department of Transportation, where he was the Congressional Relations Officer for the Federal Highway Administration and the Federal Transit Administration. Eric has also served on the staffs of Senator Conrad Burns of Montana and Governor Don Sundquist of Tennessee while he was a member of the House of Representatives.
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company is a leader in the design, development, systems integration, production and support of advanced military aircraft and related technologies. Its customers include the military services of the United States and allied countries throughout the world. Products include the F-16, F/A-22, F-35, F-117, C-5, C-27J, C-130, P-3, and U-2. The company was recently selected as the prime integrator to develop and produce the F-35/Joint Strike Fighter. The company has $14 billion in annual sales and employs 24,000 people.