Sierra Nevada Corporation Hires International Business and National Security Expert S. Sita Sonty

SPARKS, Nev., July 02, 2018 – Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) has announced S. Sita Sonty has joined its Washington, DC office as Vice President, International Business.

Sonty brings key national security leadership experience to SNC from the U.S. Department of State, Raytheon International, and over fifteen years of service as a Foreign Service Officer. As a State Department official, Sonty led the International Security Advisory Board as Executive Secretary while overseeing Global Strategy for the Political Military Affairs Bureau. She directed Foreign Military and Direct Commercial Sales to South and Central Asia as Senior Advisor and served as the Senior Political Desk Officer for Indian Affairs and Attache for Cultural and Educational Affairs at the U.S. Embassy in Zagreb, Croatia.

This strategic experience in foreign and domestic environments and her vast relationship skills with leaders and influencers across disciplines are perfectly suited to lead and support SNC’s broad portfolio as a leader in Aerospace, National Security, and Defense.

"Sita brings a wealth of international experience and skills to SNC and we are honored to welcome her," said Fatih Ozmen, CEO and owner of SNC.  "Our growth has always been driven by demand, and we are excited with Sita on the team and with our trademark agility and affordability to meet the national security needs of the U.S. and partner nations worldwide."

“I look forward to expanding the footprint of SNC’s innovative capabilities in the international marketplace and helping align our strategy with the national security priorities of the U.S. government,” Sonty said. “I am thrilled to contribute to the SNC mission of delivering the best space vehicles, military aircraft, and defense platforms to American and international customers. This company, like our nation, was built on a strong tradition of innovation.  I am inspired by SNC owners Fatih and Eren Ozmen's contributions to American innovation, and am deeply grateful for this opportunity.”

Sonty earned a Master’s Degree in Conflict Management, African Studies, and Development Finance from the John Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and a Bachelor’s in Political Science and Economics from Amherst College. She has received numerous awards and honors, including the Densmore Berry Collins Award and two individual Superior Honor Awards and the Linguist Award from the State Department.

Sita serves as Executive Board Member for the Washington Leadership Program, and served as Co-Chair of the Defense and Security Working Group for the Business Council for International Understanding (BCIU).

About Sierra Nevada Corporation
Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) is a trusted leader in solving the world’s toughest challenges through advanced engineering technologies in Space Systems, Commercial Solutions, National Security and Defense. With applications including navigation and guidance, communication and surveillance systems, electronic warfare, aircraft systems and telemedicine, SNC provides state-of-the art solutions to military and commercial customers around the world. SNC has been honored as one of the most innovative U.S. companies in space, a Tier One Superior Supplier for the U.S. Air Force, and as one of America’s fastest growing companies. For more information, visit