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Immediate Release

Department Announces New Defense Business Board Members

The Department of Defense announced the appointment of eight members to the Defense Business Board (DBB). These new appointees will join the 15 members already serving on the DBB, led by Robert L. "Bobby" Stein.

These men and women were chosen based on their proven track record of sound judgment in leading or governing large, complex private sector corporations or entities, and have a wealth of top-level, global business experience in the areas of executive management, corporate governance, audit and finance, human resources and compensation, economics, technology and healthcare.

New members include:

- Taylor Glover, president and CEO, Turner Enterprises, Inc.
- Nancy Killefer, former senior partner, McKinsey & Company, Inc.
- Kenneth Klepper, former president and CEO, Medco Health Solutions
- Shelly Lazarus, chairman emeritus, Ogilvy & Mather
- Emil Michael, senior vice president of business, Uber Technologies, Inc.
- Hon. Thomas Nides, managing director and vice chairman, Morgan Stanley
- Nicholas Pinchuk, chairman and CEO, Snap-on Inc.
- Daniel Werfel, director of public sector practice, The Boston Consulting Group

Current members are:

- Denis Bovin, chairman and managing partner, Palimere Group, LLC
- Howard Cox, Jr., advisory partner, Greylock Partners
- Roxanne Decyk, former executive vice president, Royal Dutch Shell plc
- David Langstaff, former president and CEO, TASC, Inc.
- Lon Levin, president, SkySeven Ventures
- Philip Odeen, former chairman, AES Corporation
- William Phillips, principal in charge, Federal Advisory Services, KPMG
- Mark Ronald, former president and CEO, BAE Systems, Inc.
- Richard Spencer, managing director, Fall Creek Management, LLC
- Bobby Stein, president, the Regency Group
- Cynthia Trudell, executive vice president of human resources and chief HR officer, PepsiCo
- Kevin Walker, COO, Iberdrola USA
- Joe Wright, executive director, Seamobile/MTN Satellite Communications
- Hon. Dov Zakheim, senior fellow, CNA Corporation
- Jack Zoeller, president and CEO, Cordia Bancorp

The DBB is currently conducting a new study to provide recommendations on the issue of science and technology. The DBB will convene its next meeting Oct. 23.

The DBB was established in 2002 to provide the secretary of defense and other senior departmental leaders with independent advice on private sector best business practices for consideration and potential application to the department.

More information on the Defense Business Board can be found at