Board of Directors
Thomas A. Kennedy is the executive chairman of the Raytheon Technologies Board of Directors. He brings nearly 40 years of aerospace and defense and leadership experience, including expertise in strategic planning, operations, cybersecurity, engineering and technology, and international business.
Dr. Kennedy became executive chairman in 2020 upon the closing of the merger between Raytheon Company and United Technologies Corporation. Prior to the merger, he was chairman and chief executive officer of Raytheon Company. Throughout his career he held numerous executive and leadership positions at Raytheon, growing its international business and driving key technological innovations.
He is a member and past chairman of the Aerospace Industries Association’s Board of Governors and a member of the President’s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee. He also serves on the Business Roundtable, the Rutgers School of Engineering Industry Advisory Board, the UCLA Engineering Dean’s Executive Board and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Presidential CEO Advisory Board.
Dr. Kennedy holds a Ph.D. in engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles, and bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering from Rutgers University and the Air Force Institute of Technology, respectively.