Leda ChongSenior Vice President, Government Programs and Sales
Leda Chong, Senior Vice President, Government Programs and Sales, Gulfstream Aerospace Corp.
Leda Chong was named senior vice president of Government Programs and Sales in May 2016. In this role, she is responsible for government programs and includes worldwide government and special mission sales and marketing, international relations and business development, government contracts, trade and regulatory compliance.
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 strategic planning and business development in the Asia-Pacific region for the General Dynamics Aerospace business group, which includes Gulfstream and Jet Aviation.
Chong 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 was a career military officer serving in various leadership roles in the United States Navy. Chong graduated magna cum laude from the University of California, San Diego.