Caterpillar has announced the election of Kelly Ayotte, former U.S. senator representing New Hampshire, to its board of directors.
Ayotte served as U.S. senator representing New Hampshire from 2011 to 2017. She previously was New Hampshire’s first female attorney general (2004-2009) and, prior to that, she was deputy attorney general and chief of the Homicide Prosecution Unit in New Hampshire.
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.
Ayotte joins 13 other members on Caterpillar’s board of directors and will be a member of the public policy and governance committee of the board.