Board of Directors

Gail Baker

Director since 2022. Ms. Baker served as the President, Aftermarket services for Collins Aerospace from 2019 until her retirement in 2020. In this role, she led the $11 billion worldwide commercial and military aftermarket business and customer service organizations, and her responsibilities included customer-tailored solutions, long-term aftermarket programs, spares planning and delivery, asset management, technical and strategic planning and management of 14 global maintenance, repair and overhaul facilities. From 2017 to 2019, Ms. Baker served as the President, Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance and Space at Collins Aerospace. From 2015 to 2017, she served as the President, Air Management Systems, European Entities and Aftermarket for UTC Aerospace Systems, a predecessor of Collins Aerospace. From 2011 to 2015, she also served as the President, Aerospace Customers and Business Development for UTC Aerospace Systems.

Ms. Baker currently serves as a director on the board of Leonardo DRS, serving on the Compensation Committee as well as the Board of Advisors of Capewell Aerial Systems.

Marion C. Blakey

Director since 2022. Ms. Blakey served as President and CEO of Rolls-Royce North America Inc. (RRNA) until 2018. Prior to joining Rolls-Royce, Blakey was President and CEO of the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) for eight years where she provided the leading voice for the aerospace and defense industry representing more than 270 member companies.

From 2002 to 2007, Blakey was Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) where she operated the world’s largest air traffic control system and managed 44,000 employees and a $14 billion budget. Prior to 2002, she held several senior positions, including Chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and Administrator of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), as well as ran her own consulting firm focusing on transportation and infrastructure issues.

Ms. Blakey currently serves as a director on the boards of Sun Country Airlines, New Vista Acquisition Corporation and Eve Holding, Inc., and was previously a director at Alaska Air Group and Cobham PLC.

Maj. Gen. Charles F. Bolden Jr., USMC (Ret.)

Director since 2022. Maj. Gen. Bolden (Ret.) was the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) from July 2009 until January 2017. Bolden’s 34-year career with the Marine Corps included 14 years as a member of NASA’s Astronaut Office. After joining the office in 1980, he traveled into orbit four times aboard the space shuttle between 1986 and 1994, commanding two of the missions and piloting two others. Today, in addition to his numerous professional affiliations, Maj. Gen. Bolden serves as the Founder and CEO Emeritus of The Charles F. Bolden Group, providing leadership in the areas of Space/Aerospace Exploration, National Security, STEM+AD Education and Health Initiatives.

Maj. Gen. Bolden currently serves as a director on the boards of Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Ligado Networks LLC and Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina, and was previously a director at Bristow Group, LORD Corp, Marathon Oil and GenCorp.

General Kevin P. Chilton, USAF (Ret.)

Director since 2018. Gen. Chilton has served as president of Chilton & Associates LLC, an aerospace, cyber and nuclear consulting company, since 2011, when he retired from the U.S. Air Force after over 34 years of service completing his career as the Commander, U.S. Strategic Command, where he was responsible for the plans and operations for all U.S. forces conducting strategic nuclear deterrence, space and cyberspace operations. From 2006 to 2007, Gen. Chilton served as Commander of Air Force Space Command, where he was responsible for all Air Force space and nuclear ICBM programs. From 1998 to 2006, Gen. Chilton held a number of positions in the Department of Defense including: Commander of the 9th Reconnaissance Wing; Commander of the 8th Air Force; Deputy Director of Politico-Military Affairs, Asia-Pacific and Middle East; Deputy Director of Programs; and acting Assistant Vice Chief of Staff of the Air Force. From 1987 to 1998, he served as a National Aeronautics and Space Administration ("NASA") Astronaut, participating in three space shuttle flights and as Deputy Program Manager for Operations for the International Space Station Program. Gen. Chilton is also a distinguished graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Science; a Columbia University Guggenheim Fellow with a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering; and a distinguished graduate of the U.S. Air Force pilot training and test pilot schools. Gen. Chilton also was awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Creighton University. Age 66.

Current and Former Public Company Directorships

  • Lumen Technologies (previously known as CenturyLink, Inc.) – Audit Committee, Risk & Security Committee (Chair)
  • Anadarko Petroleum Corporation until 2017 – Audit Committee
  • Level 3 Communications, Inc. until 2017 – Audit Committee, Classified Business and Security Committee (Chair)
  • Orbital ATK, Inc. until 2017 – Audit Committee, Markets & Technology Committee
  • Orbital Sciences Corporation until 2015 – Audit Committee, Markets & Technology Committee

Other Service

  • Air Force Academy Falcon Foundation, Trustee
  • Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo Foundation, Trustee
  • Cobham Advanced Electronic Solutions, Director - Compensation Committee (Chair)
  • Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories Board of Governors, Member
  • Sandia National Laboratory Board of Managers, Member
  • Air Force Academy Association of Graduates, Former Director
  • The Aerospace Corporation, Former Director
  • Shafer Corporation, Former Director

Attributes, Skills and Qualifications

  • Extensive career as a senior military officer with the United States Air Force and as a NASA Astronaut
  • Significant public company board experience

Thomas A. Corcoran

Director since 2008. Mr. Corcoran has been serving as independent Chairman of the Board of Directors since 2022. He has been President of Corcoran Enterprises, LLC, a management consulting company, since 2001. He also served as Senior Advisor of The Carlyle Group, a private investment firm, from 2001 to 2017. Mr. Corcoran has held a number of senior executive positions, including President and Chief Executive Officer ("CEO") of Gemini Air Cargo, Inc. (a Carlyle Group company) from 2001 to 2004; President and CEO of Allegheny Teledyne Incorporated from 1999 through 2000; and President and Chief Operating Officer ("COO") of Lockheed Martin Corporation's Electronic Systems and Space & Strategic Missiles sectors from 1993 to 1999. Mr. Corcoran was also elected a corporate officer and rose to the number two position in G.E. Aerospace as Vice President ("VP") and General Manager of G.E. Aerospace Operations in 1990, after beginning his career with General Electric Company in 1967. Mr. Corcoran has been a director of numerous private and public companies. Age 76.

Current and Former Company Directorships

  • L3Harris Technologies, Inc. – Audit Committee, Finance Committee
  • ARINC, Inc. until 2013

Other Service

  • Stevens Institute of Technology, Board of Trustees
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Trustee Emeritus

Attributes, Skills and Qualifications

  • Considerable industry knowledge gained from extensive experience as a senior executive in the aerospace industry
  • Extensive management experience, including as CEO, in aerospace and defense industry
  • Significant public company board experience, including service as a director of a Fortune 500 company

Eileen P. Drake

Director since 2015. Ms. Drake has served as CEO and President of the Company since June 2015. Immediately prior to these roles, she served as the Company's COO from March 2015 to June 2015. Before joining the Company, Ms. Drake held several senior positions with United Technologies Corporation ("UTC"), a multinational manufacturing conglomerate, from 2003 to 2015, including President of Pratt & Whitney AeroPower's auxiliary power unit and small turbojet propulsion business from 2012 to 2015. From 1996 to 2003, Ms. Drake managed production operations at both the Ford Motor Company and Visteon Corporation where she was Ford's product line manager for steering systems and plant manager of Visteon's fuel system operation. Ms. Drake also served on active duty for seven years as a U.S. Army aviator and airfield commander of Davison Army Airfield in Fort Belvoir, Virginia. She is a distinguished military graduate of the U.S. Army Aviation Officer School and received a Master of Business Administration from Butler University and a Bachelor of Arts from The College of New Rochelle. She also holds commercial and private pilot licenses in both fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft. Age 54.

Current and Former Public Company Directorships

  • Woodward, Inc., Nominating and Governance Committee (Chair), Compensation Committee

Other Service

  • Aerospace Industries Association, Board of Governors – Executive Committee
  • Girl Scouts of the United States of America, National Board of Directors
  • National Space Council's User Advisory Group

Attributes, Skills and Qualifications

  • Considerable aerospace and defense industry knowledge and operational expertise
  • Public company board experience

Deborah Lee James

Director since 2022. Ms. James served as the 23rd Secretary of the United States Air Force, a position she held from December 2013 to January 2017. Prior to her role as Secretary of the Air Force, Ms. James held various executive positions during a 12-year tenure at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), most recently serving as Sector President, Technical and Engineering of the Government Solutions Group. SAIC is a provider of services and solutions in the areas of defense, health, energy, infrastructure, intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance and cybersecurity to agencies of the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), the intelligence community, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, foreign governments and other customers. Earlier in her career, Ms. James served as Professional Staff Member for the House Armed Services Committee and as the DoD Assistant Secretary of Defense for Reserve Affairs.

Ms. James serves as a director on the boards of Textron Inc. and Unisys Corporation.

General Lance W. Lord, USAF (Ret.)

Director since 2015. Since retiring from the U.S. Air Force in 2006 after 37 years of military service, Gen. Lord has been a Senior Associate of The Four Star Group, LLC, a private aerospace and defense advisory and consulting group, since 2008, and a Senior Associate of HF GlobalNET, LLC, a private communication network company, since 2014. In 2010, Gen. Lord founded L2 Aerospace, LLC (now known as L2 Solutions, LLC), an innovative company to shape and influence the business competition in the dynamic and emerging commercial, civil and defense aerospace markets. While in the military, Gen. Lord held a number of significant posts, including Commander, Air Force Space Command, from 2002 to 2006, during which time he was responsible for the development, acquisition and operation of Air Force space and missile weapon systems. In that position, he led more than 39,700 personnel who provided space and intercontinental ballistic missile combat capabilities to the North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Strategic Command. Gen. Lord also received several prestigious military decorations in his career, including the Distinguished Service Medal and Legion of Merit. He is also the 2014 recipient of the American Astronautical Society's Military Astronautics Award. Age 74.

Current and Former Public Company Directorships

  • Frequency Electronics Corporation - Audit Committee, Compensation Committee

Other Service

  • L2 Solutions, LLC (previously known as L2 Aerospace, LLC), Executive Chairman
  • Association of Air Force Missileers, President
  • Von's Vision, Executive Board Member
  • Iridium Corporation, Government Advisory Board Member
  • Challenger Learning Center, Emeritus Member of Board of Advisors
  • Secure PNT, Inc, Advisor
  • New Space, LLC, Advisor
  • Hera Systems, Advisor
  • Marotta Controls Corporation, Director
  • Boneal Aerospace Company, Director
  • Measured Risk, LLC, Advisory Board Member
  • PLC Construction Corporation, Denver, Colorado, Advisor

Attributes, Skills and Qualifications

  • Extensive career as a senior military officer with the United States Air Force
  • Significant public company board experience