Pam Swanson – Corporate Director of Counterintelligence & Investigations, RTX

Pam Swanson is the Corporate Director of Counterintelligence & Investigations (CI&I) within RTX’s Global Security Services organization (NYSE: RTX). RTX, with 2023 sales of $68.9 billion and 185,000 employees, is the world’s largest aerospace and defense company in the world. RTX is headquartered in Arlington, Virginia.

As Director of CI&I, Swanson is RTX’s primary face to the intelligence community. She shares enterprise-wide responsibility for organizing, coordinating, and focusing on intelligence and investigative activities to identify and mitigate threats to RTX’s sensitive or critical resources. She serves as the corporate Insider Threat Program Senior Official.

Prior to joining RTX, Swanson served more than 23 years as a Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation stationed in Los Angeles, Boston, and Washington DC. In this role, she worked violent crime, and white-collar crime investigations, and developed a training program for the FBI’s National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crime, West Coast Region, which continues to train hundreds of law enforcement officers in criminal profiling applications.

Swanson was promoted to a supervisory role in 2003, in charge of White House presidential background investigations, new employee hiring, and security background investigations for the Boston FBI. She was then promoted to Team Leader serving a tour of duty at FBI Headquarters in Washington DC, assigned to the Internal Inspections and Security Division.

In 2009, Swanson became the FBI’s Chief Security Officer, serving Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and New Hampshire. In this role, she supervised multiple security programs, including industrial security, information security, personal security, physical security, continuity of operations and internal security investigations.

During her extensive FBI career, Swanson has been the recipient of several service awards for her work leading complex investigations. She holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Framingham State University.