Zoom Video Communications (Nasdaq: ZM) has appointed Herbert Raymond “H.R.” McMaster, a retired U.S. Army lieutenant general, as an independent director on the company’s board and Jonathan “Josh” Kallmer, most recently executive vice president for policy at the Information Technology Industry Council, as head of global public policy and government relations.
Zoom CEO Eric Yuan said in a statement published Wednesday McMaster’s military and leadership experience will be invaluable as the company continues to enable individuals to connect on a global scale.
McMaster serves at Stanford University as a lecturer at the Graduate School of Business, Fouad and Michelle Ajami Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and the Susan and Bernard Liautaud Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute. He retired from military service in 2018 after more than three decades in the Army and previously served as the 26th assistant to the president for national security.
Kallmer will assume his current role at Zoom on May 26. Prior to ITI, he served as counsel for Crowell & Moring LLP and deputy assistant U.S. Trade Representative for investment. Prior to USTR, he worked at Hogan & Hartson LLP as an associate in the law firm’s Washington, D.C. office
“Josh's experience and perspective will be instrumental as Zoom continues to actively engage with stakeholders in Washington, D.C., and around the world to discuss Zoom's platform, policies, and commitments to our users, as well as other important industry-wide topics,” Yuan said.