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GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Andrew H. Card Jr., a former White House chief of staff for President George W. Bush, was elected to the board of directors of Lorillard Inc., the third-largest cigarettes manufacturer in the United States.
"We are delighted that Andy Card is joining the Lorillard board," said Murray S. Kessler, chairman, president and CEO of Lorillard. "His broad experience in leadership positions in both government and industry will further strengthen the board's governance as Lorillard executes its strategic initiatives designed to continue to deliver industry-leading returns."
Card joins the board effective today. With his addition, the Lorillard board is now comprised of nine members, eight of whom are non-executive independent directors.
"I am pleased to join one of the industry's premier companies," Card said. "Lorillard is well-positioned to continue to build on its success, and I am eager to play a role in helping Lorillard responsibly achieve its long-term objectives."
Card served from 2001 to 2006 as White House chief of staff for President George W. Bush, and from 1992 to 1993 as secretary of transportation for President George H.W. Bush. He was president and CEO for the American Automobile Manufacturers Association, an association of vehicle manufacturers, from 1993 to 1999.
Card is currently acting dean of the George Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University.