VTG has tapped retired Navy Adm. Jim Shannon to a new leadership team role as executive vice president for government relations.
Shannon is the former president of ASSETT, Inc., VTG’s latest acquisition.
“We are honored to have Jim take on this new responsibility,” said VTG President and CEO John Hassoun. “He will be a force multiplier across the VTG enterprise, enhancing the support we deliver to our Defense and Intelligence Community customers and positioning our growing technology portfolio to meet our customers’ emerging mission requirements.”
Shannon was a leader in the Department of the Navy’s acquisition workforce for over 15 years, with his final eight years as a flag officer. He spent his first 20 years in the Navy as a fleet operator, serving on seven different afloat commands including as commanding officer of a guided missile frigate.
Shannon was also a leading Navy spokesperson for weapon system architectures; oversaw future modernization plans and budgets for all non-nuclear ships while serving as a deputy commander of Naval Sea Systems Command; and led the Navy’s warfare center enterprise of over 20,000 personnel.
As deputy assistant secretary of the Navy for International Programs, Shannon advised dozens of partner national leaders and coordinated maritime solutions for local and regional security problems across the globe.
After retiring from the Navy, Shannon joined PricewaterhouseCoopers public sector as a consultant for all Naval executive advisory supporting maritime security. He first joined VTG’s executive team when VTG acquired ASSETT in August 2021.