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Gretchen McClain


Gretchen W. McClain joined Booz Allen’s Board in 2014.  Previously, she served as President and CEO of Xylem Inc.  She joined Xylem as the founding CEO in 2011 when it was formed and taken public from the spinoff of the water business of ITT Corporation.  She joined ITT in 2005 as the President of the company’s residential and commercial water business. Ms. McClain has served in a number of senior executive positions at Honeywell Aerospace, including VP and General Manager of the Business, General Aviation and Helicopters (BGH) Electronics division, and VP for Engineering and Technology as well as for Program Management in Honeywell Aerospace’s Engines, Systems and Services division. Earlier in her career, Ms. McClain joined AlliedSignal in 1999, which later merged with Honeywell.  She also spent nine years with NASA and served as Deputy Associate Administrator for Space Development, where she played a pivotal role in the successful development and launch of the International Space Station Program as Chief Director of the Space Station, and Deputy Director for Space Flight. Ms. McClain graduated from University of Utah with a BS in Mechanical Engineering.  She currently serves on the Board of Directors of AMETEK. Ms. McClain is a member of our Compensation and Nomination and Corporate Governance Committees.

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