Booz Allen Names Former DOD Official Michele Flournoy to Board

Michèle Flournoy

Michèle Flournoy

Booz Allen Hamilton Inc. has appointed former Pentagon policy chief Michèle Flournoy to its board of directors.

The company also announced it was naming Ellen Jewett, managing partner at Canoe Point Capital LLC to its board and that Philip Odeen, a member of the board for the last decade, will retire next March.

Flournoy, the undersecretary of defense for policy between 2009 and 2012, will serve on the board’s compensation committee. Flournoy is also the co-founder and former CEO of the Center for a New American Security think tank and co-founder and managing partner of WestExec Advisors, a strategic advisory firm.

In her extensive career, Flournoy also worked as a senior adviser at the Center for Strategic and International Studies and, prior to that, was a distinguished research professor at the Institute for National Strategic Studies at the National Defense University. She is a former member of the Defense Policy Board, a current member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Aspen Strategy Group, and a senior fellow at Harvard’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs.

Jewett, who will serve on the board’s audit committee, previously worked as managing director and head of U.S. government and infrastructure for BMO Capital Markets and worked for Goldman Sachs for more than 20 years specializing in airport infrastructure financing.

“As Booz Allen continues its strategic growth and investment across defense, civil and commercial markets, Michèle and Ellen’s distinguished expertise in national security and capital markets, respectively, will bring new and valuable perspectives on essential issues for our clients, business, industry and shareholders,” said Ralph W. Shrader, chairman of the board. “They join a strong and highly collaborative board with diverse backgrounds in government, technology, and financial services, and we look forward to their contributions.”

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