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Sean O’Keefe Elected to DuPont Board of Directors

By SpaceRef Editor
June 2, 2005
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Sean O’Keefe Elected to DuPont Board of Directors

DuPont today announced that Sean O’Keefe, chancellor of Louisiana State University and former administrator of the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), has been elected to its board of directors, effective July 1.

O’Keefe, 49, has served in key leadership positions in the U.S. federal government. In addition to his role as NASA administrator from December 2001 to February 2005, O’Keefe was deputy assistant to the President and deputy director of the Office of Management and Budget in the current Bush administration. He also was appointed secretary of the Navy, and served as the comptroller and chief financial officer of the Department of Defense during the presidency of George H. W. Bush.

“Sean brings a wealth of knowledge and government experience to the DuPont board,” said Charles O. Holliday, Jr., chairman and chief executive officer of DuPont. “His broad perspectives and global insight will be very valuable to our company as we continue to put science to work to enhance business growth throughout the world.”

O’Keefe is a Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration and the International Academy of Astronautics. Between public service appointments he was the Louis A. Bantle Professor of Business and Government Policy at the Syracuse University Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. He also was a member of the Naval Postgraduate School Board of Advisors, Visiting Scholar at the Wolfson College of the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom, and a member of the 1985 Kennedy School of Government program for national security executives at Harvard University.

DuPont (NYSE: D) is a science company. Founded in 1802, DuPont puts science to work by creating sustainable solutions essential to a better, safer, healthier life for people everywhere. Operating in more than 70 countries, DuPont offers a wide range of innovative products and services for markets including agriculture, nutrition, electronics, communications, safety and protection, home and construction, transportation and apparel.

SpaceRef staff editor.