Textron Inc. announced the appointment of Shannon Hines as senior vice president, Government Affairs & Washington Operations, effective February 22. Hines will lead Textrons government affairs activities, engaging with the legislative and executive branches, federal agencies, including the Department of Defense, and industry associations. She will report directly to Textron Chairman and CEO Scott C. Donnelly. Hines joins Textron following a career on Capitol Hill where she was most recently Republican staff director for the Senate Appropriations Committee. In this role, she served as chief advisor to Sen. Richard Shelby of Alabama and was the primary liaison between the Appropriations Committee and Senate and House leadership, the White House and federal agencies.