Former NRO director Betty Sapp joins Ball’s board

Ball Corporation announced on May 28 that its board of directors has elected Betty Sapp, former director of the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), a joint Department of Defense–Intelligence Community organization, to serve as a director of the Broomfield, CO-based corporation.

Sapp, 63, joined the NRO in 1997 and served in a variety of strategic leadership roles, including principal deputy director. In 2012, she was named director of the NRO and was the first woman to hold that position. She also served as deputy under secretary of Defense for Intelligence. Before that, she spent 17 years with the United States Air Force, serving in various acquisition and financial management positions on space and satellite programs.

“We are thrilled to welcome Betty to our board of directors,” said John Hayes, chairman, president and chief executive officer. “With her legacy of strong performance and a commitment to diversity while at the NRO, and her rich experience at the Department of Defense and the Air Force, she will complement our existing board and leaders as we continue to focus on achieving our Drive for 10 vision and leveraging the many opportunities within our aerospace and packaging businesses.”

Source: Ball Corporation