Nikki Haley Resigns From Boeing’s Board Over Bailout Pursuit

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Haley informed Boeing of her decision to resign March 16 and her resignation is effective immediately.

Nikki Haley has resigned from Boeing’s board of directors over the company’s pursuit of federal assistance in response to the coronavirus pandemic, the company disclosed Thursday.

Haley, the former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, said that while there is “no better team I could think of being a part of” than Boeing, she had to resign since she “cannot in good faith support the direction of the team.”

“I cannot support a move to lean on the federal government for a stimulus or bailout that prioritizes our company over others and relies on taxpayers to guarantee our financial position,” Haley wrote in a resignation letter included in the filing. “I have long held strong convictions that this is not the role of government.”

 

Haley informed Boeing of her decision to resign March 16 and her resignation is effective immediately. She first joined the aviation giant’s board of directors in April 2019, several months after departing the Trump administration.

The company said in a statement: “We appreciate her service on the board and wish her well.”

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