Ellen Tauscher, a former congressinoalÂ representative and a financial sector veteran, has joined the board of directors of BAE Systems Inc.Â — the British contractor’s U.S. subsidiary.
She begins her three-year term at the company on Friday, BAEÂ said Thursday.
âHer insight and advice on the many important issues confronting the defense industry and our customers will be invaluable, and Iâm pleased to welcome her to the board, â said Michael Chertoff, chairman of BAE Systems Inc.â board.
Tauscherâs appointment to the board comes as Robert Fitch, Linda Hudson and Lt. Gen. Kenneth Minihan areÂ set to step down as outside directors of the British contractorâs U.S. subsidiary.
âI would like to thank Bob, Linda, and Ken, not only for the wise counsel they provided BAE Systems as members of the companyâs board, but for their years of dedicated service in support of the countryâs national security, â said Jerry DeMuro, president and CEO of BAE Systems Inc.
TauscherÂ served asÂ undersecretary for arms control and international security, and special envoy for strategic stability and missile defense at the State Department.
She was previously the representative of Californiaâs 10th congressional district and served on the Armed Services Committee before she was appointed as chairman of the Strategic Forces subcommittee.
She was also a member of the New York Stock Exchange prior to taking government service roles.