Boeing nominated former S.C. governor Nikki Haley to join its board of directors.
Haley is the former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, the first female governor of South Carolina and a three-term legislator in the S.C. House of Representatives.
Haley became governor in 2011, the same year Boeing opened its Dreamliner campus in North Charleston. Haley aggressively recruited economic development deals to the state, including expansions at Boeing South Carolina. The aerospace site has grown to 7,300 employees.
Haley left her position as governor in 2017 to serve as the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations under President Donald Trump. She left that post in December 2018.
“Ambassador Haley brings to Boeing an outstanding record of achievement in government, industry partnership, and successfully driving economic prosperity for communities in America and around the world,” Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg said in a news release.
Boeing’s board of directors’ compensation ranges from $123,000 to $409,000, including cash and stock options, according to a 2018 regulatory filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which showed 2017 data.
Haley would be elected at the company’s annual meeting of shareholders on April 29.
“Boeing will benefit greatly from her broad perspectives and combined diplomatic, government and business experience to help achieve our aspiration to be the best in aerospace and a global industrial champion,” Muilenburg said.