Brandon R. “Randy” Belote, III joined Northrop Grumman’s Corporate Communications staff in June 2001 as Director of Corporate and International Communications, following the acquisition of Litton Industries, Inc. by Northrop Grumman in April 2001. He was appointed a Corporate Vice President in June 2005. In 2008, he was named vice president, Strategic Communications, focusing on the company’s priority new business captures and campaigns, efforts to keep existing programs sold and other companywide business outreach activities. Strategic Communications works closely with the corporation’s Government Relations, Customer Relations, Corporate Strategy and Business Development organizations. This organization is also responsible for Corporate Media Relations where he serves as the corporate spokesman for domestic and international activities.
Mr. Belote joined Litton Industries in October 1996 as Director of Media Relations. In this position he was responsible for developing strategy and implementing programs to enhance Litton’s image and reputation through various communications activities including media relations, corporate advertising, executive communications, and international tradeshows.
Before joining Litton, Mr. Belote was President of Atlas Communications International, Inc., a marketing communications firm providing communications strategy and services to defense and high technology companies. His professional portfolio includes seven years with ITT Defense & Electronics, serving as Director of Marketing Communications and Media Relations, and as ITT Avionics Division’s Director of Marketing Communications and Public Relations. He joined ITT from the Electronic Systems Group of Westinghouse Electric Corporation (now Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems sector) where he worked as Senior Marketing Communications Representative.
Mr. Belote represents Northrop Grumman on a number of industry associations including the Aerospace Industries Association and Navy League of the U.S. He graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park in 1974 and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Communications – College of Journalism. He has also completed executive education programs with The Wharton School – University of Pennsylvania and Harvard Business School.