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Board Profile

Ellen O. Tauscher

The Honorable Ellen Tauscher Joins BAE Systems, Inc. Board of Directors
Former Undersecretary of State for Arms Control and International Security 

The Honorable Ellen O. Tauscher is a member of the Board of Directors of BAE Systems, Inc., the U.S.-based subsidiary of BAE Systems plc.

Tauscher was appointed to the Inc. Board for a three-year term, beginning in April 2015, where she brings a unique blend of skills and experience from her esteemed tenure in public service as an elected U.S. representative and her well-respected expertise in national security and foreign policy.

After more than 16 years of public service in Congress and the State Department, Tauscher returned to the private sector in February 2012. She is currently a strategic advisor at Baker Donelson Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC, and serves as an independent director for a number of public and private companies, not-for-profit, and non-governmental organizations.

From 2009 to 2012, Tauscher served as Undersecretary of State for Arms Control and International Security, and served as Special Envoy for Strategic Stability and Missile Defense at the U.S. State Department. Prior to joining the Obama Administration, she represented California's 10th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives, where she was a member of the Armed Services Committee for more than 12 years and became the chairman of the Strategic Forces subcommittee.

Prior to her government service, Tauscher had a successful career in the financial sector as one of the first women to become a member of the New York Stock Exchange.

A lifetime member of the Council on Foreign Relations, Tauscher sits on the boards of The Atlantic Council of the United States, The National Comprehensive Cancer Network Foundation, eHealth, and Edison International. She also serves on the Board of Governors of Lawrence Livermore National Security Corporation and Los Alamos National Security Corporation.

Tauscher holds a bachelor of science degree from Seton Hall University.