Former NRO director joins BAE's board

By John Liang / May 22, 2024 at 1:23 PM

Former National Reconnaissance Office Director Betty Sapp has joined BAE Systems' board of directors, the company announced today.

Sapp joined NRO in 1997, and in 2012 was named the first woman to serve as director of the agency. After serving as the 18th Director of the NRO for seven years and as a CIA officer for more than 20 years, she retired in 2019.

Additionally, Sapp served as deputy under secretary of defense for intelligence from 2007-2009. She began her career as an Air Force officer, serving 17 years in various roles.

In addition to BAE Systems, Sapp is a board member of Systems Planning & Analysis, the Charles Stark Draper Lab and Ball Corp. She has also served on the board of cybersecurity and defense company Perspecta.