Caterpillar Elects Former U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte to Board of Directors

Ayotte is a former U.S. senator who represented New Hampshire from 2011 to 2017.

📅   Fri August 11, 2017 - National Edition
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As a senator, Ayotte was a member of the Commerce Committee, where she played a key role advocating for policies and laws to support skills training for high-tech manufacturing jobs and private-sector job creation.
As a senator, Ayotte was a member of the Commerce Committee, where she played a key role advocating for policies and laws to support skills training for high-tech manufacturing jobs and private-sector job creation.

Caterpillar Inc. announced Aug. 10, its board of directors has elected Kelly Ayotte as a member, effective immediately. Ayotte is a former U.S. senator who represented New Hampshire from 2011 to 2017. She served as New Hampshire's first female attorney general from 2004 to 2009 and prior to that, she was deputy attorney general and chief of the state's Homicide Prosecution Unit.

“During her career as a public servant, Kelly has distinguished herself and has been widely recognized for her independence and her ability to work collaboratively across political lines to serve the best interests of her constituents and her country. I look forward to working with her on the board,” said Caterpillar Chairman Dave Calhoun. 

As a senator, Ayotte was a member of the Commerce Committee, where she played a key role advocating for policies and laws to support skills training for high-tech manufacturing jobs and private-sector job creation. She was also actively engaged in efforts to extend the Export-Import Bank, supporting U.S. companies as they compete and export products around the world, and she fought for smart tax reform that would make American companies more competitive. 

“Kelly brings significant government experience to our board, which will be helpful for Caterpillar as we address a wide range of public policy issues,” said Caterpillar CEO Jim Umpleby.

Ayotte joins 13 other members on Caterpillar's board of directors and will be a member of the Public Policy & Governance Committee of the board.

For more information, visit www.caterpillar.com.