Harris Corporation Names Tania Hanna Vice President of Government Relations
WASHINGTON & MELBOURNE, Fla. -- July 12, 2012
Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS), an international communications and information
technology company, has named Tania Hanna vice president of Government
Relations. In this position, she is responsible for the company’s relations
with the U.S. Congress, the Executive Branch, defense and aerospace industry
representatives located in the Washington, D.C. area, as well as international
Hanna, 44, succeeds Peter Challan, who is taking on a new position as vice
president, Industry-Specific Programs for the company’s Mission Critical
Hanna joined Harris in 2003 and most recently was vice president, Policy and
Legislative Affairs for Harris. In that role, she was responsible for
implementing and overseeing Harris’ engagements with the U.S. Congress and
related organizations and building the company’s international government
Prior to joining Harris, she served as a senior associate with a DC-based law
firm; senior attorney at the Federal Communications Commission; and general
counsel for a small Internet startup.
Hanna has a bachelor’s degree in international politics from Georgetown
University; a graduate degree from the University of Antwerp, Belgium; a law
degree from American University; and a master’s degree in organizational
leadership from Norwich University. She is a member of the Board of Directors
of the U.S. Pakistan Business Council; the National Defense Industrial
Association’s Women in Defense; the D.C. Bar; and the Federal Communications
"Harris supports more than 300 U.S. government programs and is expanding its
capabilities, presence and visibility in the Washington, D.C. area,” said
William Brown, president and CEO of Harris. “Tania brings vast industry
knowledge and experience and a leadership style that will help us reach our
strategic goals. She will maintain our strong relationships with the
legislative bodies in Washington, and provide the strong linkage to Harris
A high resolution photo is available at the following link: Tania Hanna
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About Harris Corporation
Harris is an international communications and information technology company
serving government and commercial markets in more than 150 countries.
Headquartered in Melbourne, Florida, the company has approximately $6 billion
of annual revenue and about 17,000 employees — including nearly 7,000
engineers and scientists. Harris is dedicated to developing best-in-class
assured communications® products, systems, and services. Additional
information about Harris Corporation is available at www.harris.com.
Jim Burke, 321-727-9131
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