Secretary Michael Chertoff Joins BAE Systems, Inc. Board of Directors
ARLINGTON, Va., Mar 25, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The Honorable Michael Chertoff has joined the BAE Systems, Inc. Board of Directors. As a member of the Board, Secretary Chertoff will provide oversight and strategic counsel, further ensuring that BAE Systems, Inc. is well positioned to meet current and future customer requirements in the defense and security markets.
"We are delighted to have Secretary Chertoff join our Board," said General Tony Zinni (USMC ret.), Chairman of the BAE Systems, Inc. Board of Directors. "Secretary Chertoff is uniquely well positioned to support the Company as it continues to grow in the global security market. His years of experience in the security domain will be of tremendous value to our businesses as we help our government and private sector customers develop cyber security solutions, combat terrorism and organized crime, and strengthen border and transportation security."
"I am honored to be joining General Zinni and the other outstanding members of the Board in supporting BAE Systems, Inc.'s strategic efforts to address 21st century security challenges," Secretary Chertoff said.
Michael Chertoff served as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security from 2005 to 2009, where he led efforts to advance our cyber security and to block would-be terrorists from crossing U.S. borders, working closely with global allies. Previously, Secretary Chertoff served as a federal judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third District.
Secretary Chertoff is a magna cum laude graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School. From 1979-1980, he served as a clerk to Supreme Court Justice William Brennan, Jr.
Secretary Chertoff joins a distinguished group of outside directors of BAE Systems, Inc. They are:
-- General Anthony C. Zinni (USMC, ret.) Chairman of the Board Former Commander of U.S. Central Command
-- Chairman Lee H. Hamilton Former Member of Congress, Chairman of the House Intelligence and Foreign Relations Committees, and Co-Chair of the 9/11 Commission
-- Richard J. Kerr Former Deputy Director of Central Intelligence
-- Lt. General Kenneth A. Minihan (USAF, ret.) Former Director National Security Agency
-- Admiral Robert Natter (USN, ret.) Former Commander of Fleet Forces & Atlantic Command
-- General J.H. Binford Peay, III (USA, ret.) Former Vice Chief of Staff U.S. Army and Commander of U.S. Central Command
-- Dr. William Schneider, Jr. Former Undersecretary of State for Security, Science & Technology
The company's Inside Directors are:
-- Ian King, Chief Executive, BAE Systems plc
-- George Rose, Group Finance Director, BAE Systems plc
The company's Officers/Directors are:
-- Linda Hudson, President and CEO, BAE Systems, Inc.
-- Sheila Cheston, Executive Vice President, BAE Systems, Inc.
-- Robert J. Fitch, Senior Vice President Government Relations, BAE Systems, Inc.
About BAE Systems
BAE Systems is a global defense, security and aerospace company with approximately 107,000 employees worldwide. The Company delivers a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support services. In 2009 BAE Systems reported sales of GBP 22.4 billion (US $36.2 billion).