Boeing board elects Kennedy as new director

The Boeing (NYSE: BA) board of directors has elected Caroline B. Kennedy as a new member, the company said.

Kennedy, 59, served as US Ambassador to Japan from 2013 to 2017 and is an author and attorney.

In addition to her international experience and diplomatic service, Kennedy is an accomplished writer and editor who co-authored two books on US constitutional law and edited various historical and literary titles. Having worked in public education in New York City, she has been a vocal advocate and leader on a range of education issues important to businesses, including increased science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education for women. She also has held high-level positions on several prominent nonprofit boards.

Kennedy earned her Juris Doctorate law degree from Columbia Law School and holds a Bachelors of Arts from Radcliffe College, Harvard University.

She will serve on the Boeing board´s Audit and Finance committees.