Kris Busch

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Education Committee Co-Chair, Political Relations Co-Chair
Kris Busch currently leads the BAE C4ISR & Electronics Systems business headquartered in Charleston, SC, providing senior leadership and general management for a global workforce consisting of over 1,550 employees with annual sales of $350 million. He also serves as the Deputy General Manager for the Integrated Electronics & Warfare Systems (IE&WS) business area of BAE Systems, Inc. The IE&WS business is comprised of over 4,700 employees across the United States and abroad with annual sales of $1 Billion. Prior to this position he was Vice President and General Manager for the Maritime & Defense Solutions business headquartered in Rockville, MD, a high-end engineering business supporting multiple DoD and federal customers in the conventional and nuclear weapons and combat systems domain. Kris holds both a BSEE and MBA degree and has attended multiple executive leadership programs from a variety of top level institutions including Oxford Saïd Business School and the Wharton business school. He is a member of the Tau Beta Pi and Eta Kappa Nu National Engineering Honor’s societies. Kris is a US Navy veteran (1983-1989). Kris is a prior CDCA BOD member (2015) and has been associated with the Charleston DoD market and community since 1998. Kris believes that his personal and professional experience would benefit this board and this market. He has broad based DoD experience and executive level leadership. He has executive level communications skills and he typically deals with high level corporate, Government, and congressional leaders. He has served on multiple boards, including CDCA. Kris is long-term resident and has a good understanding of this community dating back to 1997 BRAC. Kris stated, “I am not locked into traditional views and opinions and typically challenge the status quo. Demonstrated strategic and change leadership in both business and other professional environments.”