EADS North America named Husch Blackwell's Ike Skelton to its Board of Directors. EADS North America is a major contractor to the U.S. Army, and is the American operating company of EADS, the world's second largest aerospace and defense company. Skelton joins 14 other individuals on the board, including former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott.
In a statement issued by EADS North America, Chairman Ralph Crosby said, "Ike Skelton has a distinguished record of service to our nation, especially in support of the men and women of our military. His patriotism and leadership will be tremendous assets for EADS North America as we continue seeking to bring innovative, best-value solutions to the U.S. military in support of its missions."
Prior to joining Husch Blackwell's Washington, D.C., office as a Partner in March, Skelton served 17 terms as a U.S. Representative from Missouri's 4th District. He spent his last four years in Congress serving as the Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee.