Jeff Shuman of Harris Corporation Named to the Board of Directors of the National Association of Manufacturers

Oct 20, 2010, 08:00 ET from Harris Corporation

WASHINGTON and MELBOURNE, Fla., Oct. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Jeff Shuman, senior vice president of Human Resources and Corporate Relations for Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS), has been named to the Board of Directors of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM).  NAM is the leading manufacturing association in the nation, representing manufacturers in every industrial sector and in all 50 states.

"Jeff Shuman is a strong addition to our Board of Directors," said NAM President and CEO John Engler. "Harris Corporation has more than 16,000 employees, and his operating experience with such a respected U.S. manufacturer is precisely the skill set we look for in board members.  We look forward to his input and leadership."

"I am honored to serve as a member of the NAM Board and to have the opportunity to work with the membership as we pursue solutions to address the issues that affect all manufacturers, no matter what their size," said Shuman.  "Manufacturing is the largest driver of economic growth in our nation and NAM is committed to making manufacturing in America more competitive, more productive and the creator of even more high-paying jobs."

In addition to planning and implementing Harris Corporation's human resources and corporate relations strategy, Shuman directs the development of the company's work force.  He also has oversight for the company's government relations; real estate; environmental, health, and safety; public relations; and business conduct initiatives.

Before joining Harris in August 2005, Shuman was vice president of Human Resources and Administration for Northrop Grumman's Information Technology business, and senior vice president of Human Resources for Litton Information Systems Group, which was acquired by Northrop Grumman in 2001.  Previously, he was vice president of Human Resources for AlliedSignal's technical service business.  Prior to that, he spent 14 years in Operations and Human Resources with Avon Products.

Shuman has a bachelor's degree in psychology from The Citadel.  Following graduation, he served as a Medical Service Corps officer in the U.S. Army.  He completed executive development programs in business and human resources at the University of Michigan, Harvard Business School, Center for Creative Leadership, University of Virginia's Darden School of Business, University of Pennsylvania's Wharton Business School and Cornell University.  He also participated in a U.S. Executive Exchange Program with the People's Republic of China.

Shuman is an active member of the Human Resources Policy Association and Human Resource 50, and serves on the Board of Directors of the Florida Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise Florida and the University of Florida Foundation.  He also serves on the Advisory Board for the University of Southern California Center for Effective Organizations in the Marshall Business School.  He received a Stevie® during the American Business Awards in 2007 for Best Human Resources Executive.  

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About Harris Corporation

Harris is an international communications and information technology company serving government and commercial markets in more than 150 countries.  Headquartered in Melbourne, Florida, the company has approximately $5 billion of annual revenue and more than 16,000 employees — including nearly 7,000 engineers and scientists.  Harris is dedicated to developing best-in-class assured communications® products, systems, and services.  Additional information about Harris Corporation is available at

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