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Former Senator Kelly Ayotte Named BAE Systems Inc. Board Member; Michael Chertoff Comments

Kelly Ayotte

Kelly Ayotte, former senator for New Hampshire and chairperson of the Senate Armed Services Committee’s readiness and management support panel, has joined the board of directors of BAE Systems‘ U.S. subsidiary.

The company said Friday Ayotte will serve a three-year term on the board.

“Sen. Ayotte brings valuable skills and experience honed by a distinguished career in public service,” said Michael Chertoff, chairman of the board at BAE Systems Inc. and founder of advisory firm The Chertoff Group.

“[She] demonstrated a strong knowledge of national defense and homeland security matters.”

Ayotte has also served as chair of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation’s panel on aviation operations, safety and security and is currently a distinguished visiting fellow at Harvard University’s Institute of Politics and Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs.

She was a member of Congress from 2011 to January 2017.

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