Board Composition and Independence

Below is a summary of our committee structure and membership information. To read more about any of the committees, click on committee names in the chart below. To read more about any of the board members, click on the board member name.
Chairman of the Board Chairman of the Board Chairperson Chairperson Committee Member Member
Financial Expert Financial Expert Lead Director Lead Director
 Audit CommitteeGovernance and Nominating CommitteeManagement Development and Compensation CommitteePublic Affairs CommitteeSpecial Activities Committee
Independent Director
Tracy A. Atkinson 
Tracy A. Atkinson
Executive Vice President, Finance
State Street Corporation


Ms. Atkinson has been a director of the Company since July 2014. She has served as Executive Vice President, Finance of State Street Corporation since 2010. From 2009 to 2010, Ms. Atkinson served as Executive Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer of State Street Corporation, and she served as Executive Vice President and State Street Global Advisors’ Chief Compliance Officer from 2008 to 2009. Prior to joining State Street Corporation in 2008, Ms. Atkinson served in leadership positions at... 
    Committee Member  
James E. Cartwright 
James E. Cartwright
Harold Brown Chair in Defense Policy Studies
Center for Strategic and International Studies


Mr. Cartwright has been a director of the Company since 2012. He is currently the Harold Brown Chair in Defense Policy Studies at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. In August 2011, General Cartwright retired from the United States Marine Corps following more than 40 years of service, culminating in his service from 2007 to 2011 as the Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. From 2004 to 2007, he served as Commander, U.S. Strategic Command. He served as Director for Force Str... 
Committee Member Committee Member Committee Member   
Vernon E. Clark  Lead Director
Vernon E. Clark
Retired Chief of Naval Operations, U.S. Navy


Mr. Clark has been a director of the Company since 2005. He retired as Chief of Naval Operations in July 2005 and retired from the U.S. Navy in September 2005. His 37-year career in the U.S. Navy includes having served more than half of his career in command, beginning with a patrol gunboat as a lieutenant and concluding as the Chief of Naval Operations and member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. In between, he served in increasingly senior assignments having commanded two destroyer squadrons, the ... 
     Chairperson
Stephen J. Hadley 
Stephen J. Hadley
Principal, RiceHadleyGates LLC


Mr. Hadley has been a director of the Company since 2009. He is currently a Principal in RiceHadleyGates LLC and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the U.S. Institute of Peace. He served as Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs (National Security Advisor) from 2005 to 2009. During his tenure, Mr. Hadley served as the principal White House foreign policy advisor to President George W. Bush, directed the National Security Council staff and managed the interagency national se... 
Committee Member    Chairperson Committee Member
George R. Oliver 
George R. Oliver
Chief Executive Officer


Mr. Oliver has been a director of the Company since November of 2013. He has been the Chief Executive Officer of Tyco International Ltd. since, and was elected to its Board of Directors in, 2012. Mr. Oliver served as president of Tyco Fire Protection from 2011 to 2012, as president of Tyco Electrical & Metal Products from 2007 to 2010, and as president of Tyco Safety Products from 2006 to 2010. Before joining Tyco, he served in operational leadership roles of increasing responsibility at seve... 
Committee Member    Committee Member  
Michael C. Ruettgers 
Michael C. Ruettgers
Retired Chairman


Mr. Ruettgers has been a director of the Company since 2000. He served in various positions at EMC Corporation from 1988 until 2005. He served as Chairman from January 2004 to December 2005. From his retirement as Chief Executive Officer in 2001 until 2004, he served as Executive Chairman. Mr. Ruettgers served as CEO from 1992 to 2001 and as President from 1989 to 2000. He also served as Executive Vice President for Operations from 1988 to 1989 and Chief Operating Officer from 1989 to 1992. Curr... 
Committee Member     Committee Member
Ronald L. Skates Financial Expert
Ronald L. Skates
Retired President and Chief Executive Officer


Mr. Skates has been a director of the Company since 2003. He has been a private investor since 1999. From 1989 to 1999, Mr. Skates was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Data General Corporation. From 1986 to 1989, Mr. Skates held a variety of other positions at Data General Corporation. He was a partner at Price Waterhouse (now PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP) from 1976 to 1986. Currently, Mr. Skates is also on the Board of Directors of State Street Corporation, Courier Corporation and Gil... 
Chairperson   Committee Member Committee Member  
William R. Spivey 
William R. Spivey
Retired President and Chief Executive Officer


Mr. Spivey has been a director of the Company since 1999. He served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Luminent, Inc. from July 2000 to September 2001. Mr. Spivey served as Group President, Network Products Group, Lucent Technologies Inc. from 1997 to 2000. He served as Vice President, Systems & Components Group, AT&T Corporation from 1994 to 1997 and as Group Vice President and President, Tektronix Development Company, Tektronix, Inc., from 1991 to 1994. Currently, Mr. Spivey is also o... 
  Committee Member Chairperson   
Linda G. Stuntz 
Linda G. Stuntz
Partner


Ms. Stuntz has been a director of the Company since 2004. She has been a partner in the law firm of Stuntz, Davis & Staffier, P.C. since 1995. From 1993 to 1995, Ms. Stuntz was a partner in the law firm of Van Ness Feldman. She served as Deputy Secretary of, and held senior policy positions in, the United States Department of Energy from 1989 to 1993 and served as Associate Minority Counsel and Minority Counsel to the U.S. House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee from 1981 to 1987.... 
  Chairperson Committee Member   
Inside Director
Thomas A. Kennedy  Chairman of the Board
Thomas A. Kennedy
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer


Dr. Kennedy became Chairman on October 1, 2014 and has served as a member of Raytheon’s Board of Directors since January 2014. Dr. Kennedy became CEO in March 2014. Before serving as CEO, Dr. Kennedy was Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer from April 2013 to March 2014. In this role, he led the consolidation of Raytheon’s businesses from six to four to enhance productivity, agility and affordability of company operations. From June 2010 to March 2013, Dr. Kennedy served as Vice ...