Linda P. Hudson

Linda Hudson joined our Board of Directors in August 2020. Linda previously served as a director of Southern Company and is currently a director on the boards of Bank of America and Trane Technologies (formerly Ingersoll Rand). She serves on the non-profit executive board of the University of Florida Foundation. Linda retired as the Chairman and CEO of The Cardea Group in February 2020. She previously retired as president and CEO of BAE Systems, Inc. in January 2014 where she led a global defense, aerospace, and security company with $13 billion in annual revenue. Prior to becoming BAE Systems, Inc CEO, Linda was president of BAE Systems' Land & Armaments operating group. Before joining BAE Systems, she served for seven years as an officer and vice president of the General Dynamics Corporation and was president of General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products. Linda held a variety of senior management positions in engineering, production operations, program management, and business development during a period of significant consolidation in the defense industry. Selected to receive the USO’s 2011 Woman of the Year Distinguished Service Award for her tireless commitment to the military and their families, Linda has received numerous accolades and recognitions for her professional accomplishments and philanthropic activities. A graduate of the University of Florida, Linda received her bachelor's degree in systems engineering with honors. She holds an honorary doctorate in engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and an honorary doctorate in science from the University of Florida. In 2019 Linda was inducted into the National Academy of Engineering.

Chair of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee