Johnson and Lyles
are nominated to serve as new members of the Board.
Lester L. Lyles
Lester L. Lyles
is a retired General of the United States Air Force
He served as Commander, Air Force Materiel Command from 2000 to 2003, and as Vice Chief of Staff of the Air Force from 1999 to 2000.
Gen. Lyles has been the Chairman of the Board of United States Automobile Association since November 2012, having previously been Vice Chairman from November 2008 to November 2012.
He currently serves as a director of General Dynamics Corporation, KBR, Inc., and Precision Castparts Corp.
He also served as a director of DPL, Inc., and MTC Technologies, Inc., each a former public company, within the past five years.
tenure with the U.S. Air Force
managed significant operating budgets and addressed complex operational issues.
Gen. Lyles has served on the Defense Science Board in the Pentagon since 2009 and on the President’s Intelligence Advisory Board in the White House from 2009 to 2013.
has received many awards and decorations including the Defense Distinguished Service Medal, the Distinguished Service Medal, the Defense Superior Service Medal
, and the Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster.
was named Astronautics Engineer of the Year by the National Space Club
in 1990, and received the Roy Wilkins Renown Service Award for outstanding contributions to military equal opportunity policies and programs from the NAACP in 1994.
Gen. Lyles received his B.S. in mechanical engineering from Howard University and both his M.S. in mechanical and nuclear engineering and an Honorary Doctorate of Laws degree from New Mexico State University, which named him Black Engineer of the Year in 2003.
deep military experience and service as a director of publicly-traded companies, Gen.
is qualified to provide critical strategic and business advice and has thorough understanding of market, regulatory, and other challenges that face public companies, and brings to the Board a commitment to diversity and educational support for military personnel and veterans.