Kenneth G. Alexander of Tucson, Arizona, was honored as the recipient of the 2014
Distinguished Alumni Award during Morehead State University’s College of
Business and Public Affairs Honors Banquet.
thrilled when the faculty selected Ken as this year’s recipient,” said Dr. Bob
Albert, dean. “His very impressive career success makes him a most worthy
recipient of this recognition. He is truly an outstanding role model for our
After completing an enlistment in
the United States Marine Corps, Alexander attended MSU, where he earned a bachelor’s
degree in business administration and a Master of Business Administration
degree in 1984. He worked in Banking and Finance before accepting a position at
Hughes Aircraft Company in 1987.
Alexander is approaching his 26th
year in the Defense Industry, which consists of work in Raytheon Integrated
Defense Systems and in the Missile Systems Division of both Raytheon Company
and Hughes Aircraft Company. Twenty of those years have been dedicated to
developing global business in the Americas, Asia Pacific, Middle East, Africa
In his current role, as director
of Javelin International Business Development, he is a member of the Javelin
Joint Venture leadership team responsible for global growth.
Prior to his current role, Alexander
was director of the Land Combat Growth and the Interim Land Combat
International Business Development and Strategy. In this role, he led the development and
execution of the international growth strategy for Land Combat programs.
He has spent a considerable
amount of time working in Middle East and North African countries. As the director
of United Arab Emirates Program Development, Alexander was responsible for leading
the creation, pursuit and collaboration of joint development program
opportunities for Raytheon Missile Systems and its partner, Emirates Advanced
Investments. Alexander also worked abroad for Raytheon as the director of
Raytheon South East Asia Systems-Egypt. He
lived in Cairo and was responsible for all in-country operations for Hawk and
Sparrow depot programs.
Part of Alexander’s Raytheon
tenure was spent leading International Growth and Operations for Close-In
Defense Solutions. In this six year role, he led a team of regional managers
responsible for global growth and customer satisfaction.
1993 until 2001, he was the business development lead for Surface Navy Air
Defense Systems, responsible for developing business in South America, Egypt
and South Korea.
information is available by contacting MSU’s College of Business and Public
Affairs at 606-783-2174 or visit www.moreheadstate.edu/business.
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