New senior vice president for government programs and sales at Gulfstream

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Leda Chong has been appointed senior vice president of government programs and sales at Gulfstream. She reports to Mark Burns, president, Gulfstream, and is based in Savannah, Georgia, USA. Chong is now responsible for worldwide government and special-mission sales and marketing, as well as international relations and business development.

Chong previously served as Gulfstream’s senior vice president, strategic planning, and led the identification and pursuit of strategic business opportunities for Gulfstream, with particular emphasis on international markets. She also served as Gulfstream’s senior vice president, Asia-Pacific.

Chong came to Gulfstream from parent company General Dynamics, where she was the head of the Asia-Pacific region for the General Dynamics Aerospace business group, which includes Gulfstream and Jet Aviation.

She joined General Dynamics in 2007 as a director of government relations and was appointed staff vice president of government relations in 2009. In that role, she led and directed advocacy initiatives for businesses in the federal, civil and intelligence communities. Prior to joining General Dynamics, Chong served in the US Navy, retiring in the rank of commander. She is a native of Hong Kong and fluent in Chinese. Chong graduated magna cum laude from the University of California, San Diego, USA.

March 9, 2016

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