Boeing names U.S. DSCA director as vice president of business development

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(Reuters) - Boeing Co said on Thursday it had named Heidi Grant, director of the U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA), as the vice president of business development.

Grant, who will join the U.S. planemaker on Nov. 8, will lead the company's defense, space and government services sales teams.

At the DSCA, she is responsible for the administration and execution of the U.S. Department of Defense's security cooperation programs and activities involving defense articles and military training, Boeing said.

She has held several federal government roles, including in the U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force, in more than three decades.

Grant succeeds Jeff Shockey, who left Boeing in July to become senior vice president, global government relations, at Raytheon Technologies Corp.

(Reporting by Kannaki Deka in Bengaluru; Editing by Maju Samuel)

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