Booz Allen Hamilton adds new director to its board
McLean-based Booz Allen Hamilton said Friday it has appointed Melody Barnes to its board of directors, effectively immediately.
Barnes formerly served in Barack Obama’s administration and is currently a domestic policy strategist and a vice provost and senior fellow at New York University.
Barnes was an assistant to Obama and served as the director of the Domestic Policy Council from 2009 to 2012. In the latter role, she coordinated the domestic policy-making process in the White House.
Before serving in the White House, Barnes was the senior domestic policy adviser to Obama’s campaign. From 2005 to 2008, Barnes was the executive vice president for policy at the Center for American Progress.
She will also serve on Booz Allen’s compensation and nominating and corporate governance committees.
Barnes also is co-founder and principal of MB Squared Solutions LLC, a domestic policy strategy firm; chair of the Aspen Institute Forum for Community Solutions and serves as a director at Ventas Inc., a real estate investment trust.
Barnes will serve for a term, which expires in the summer of 2016.
Her addition brings Booz Allen’s board to 11 directors.