Scott McClean – Lityeye Systems, Inc. Government Relations
Scott McClean joins the Liteye team in January 2016. McClean co-founded CarterMcClean after a decade as a Director of Legislative Affairs for the Lockheed Martin (LM) Corporation. In this capacity, he was responsible for congressional relations regarding the most visible, lucrative, and controversial programs in the corporation; among others, these included the F-35, F-22, F-16, F-117, C-130, C-5, P-3, S-3, U-2, and the VH-71. Additionally, he was the primary lobbyist for LM’s Advanced Development Programs (ADP, or “Skunk Works”) division, where the corporation’s most high-tech, classified, leading edge work was done.
Throughout McClean’s time in DC, his responsibilities spanned the full national security spectrum—both congressional bodies, both parties, all relevant committees, all states, and all Military Services—developing close relationships in each area. Before his move to Washington, Scott flew Air Force fighters for 12 years (eight in NATO) as an active duty Weapon Systems Officer (WSO). He then joined the Reserve, retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel after working in the Pentagon for nine years; six years were served in the Secretary of the Air Force’s Legislative Liaison Directorate, followed by three years in the Secretary’s International Affairs Directorate.
McClean graduated from the US Air Force Academy in 1986 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Factors Engineering. He later earned his Master’s Degree in Aerospace Management from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in 1998.