HERNDON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 29, 2018--
Beacon Roofing Supply, Inc. (Nasdaq: BECN), announced today that it has
added Major General (Ret.) Barbara G. Fast to its Board of Directors,
effective immediately. She also will be a member of the Board’s
Major General Fast currently serves as the Chairperson of the Board of
publicly-traded American Public Education, Inc. (Nasdaq: APEI), a
for-profit education company serving over 82,000 students in over 100
degree programs. She also serves as the Chairperson of APEI’s
compensation committee and is a member of APEI’s nominating and
corporate governance committee. She also serves as the Chairperson of
the Board of Hondros College of Nursing. Major General Fast also serves
on the Strategic Advisory Group for the Sierra Nevada Corporation, a
privately held aerospace engineering firm. Previously, she served as the
Senior Vice President, Army and Defense Intelligence Programs and then
Senior Vice President, Strategic Engagements for CGI Federal. Prior to
that she was the Vice President, Cyber and Information Solutions for The
Boeing Company (NYSE:BA), where she developed the company’s cyber
strategy and led Boeing’s cyber, unmanned underwater vehicle, electronic
warfare and information business. Major General Fast also serves on
several non-profit Boards, holding positions as Director, Armed Forces
Communications and Electronics Association Board; Director, US Space and
Rocket Center Commission; Trustee, Alabama Cyber and Engineering Magnet
School Board; and Chair, Cyber Huntsville Cyber Advisory Council.
Major General Fast retired from the U.S. Army in 2008 after over 32
years of service during which she held a variety of key positions,
including Deputy Director, Army Capabilities Integration Center (ARCIC),
Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC); Commanding General, U.S. Army
Intelligence Center and Fort Huachuca; Director of Intelligence (C2)
Multinational Forces-Iraq and Combined Joint Task Force-7, Operation
Iraqi Freedom; Director of Intelligence (J2), U.S. European Command;
Director, S1, Signals Intelligence Directorate, and Assistant Deputy
Director of Operations, Military Support/Deputy Director, Central
Security Services, National Security Agency (NSA/CSS); Commander, 66th
Military Intelligence Group; Deputy Chief of Staff, G2, 2nd Armored
Division; Commander, 163rd Military Intelligence Battalion; and numerous
other command and staff positions.
Major General Fast holds a Bachelor of Science in Education (German and
Spanish) from the University of Missouri, a Master of Science in
Business Administration from Boston University, and an Honorary
Doctorate of Laws from Central Missouri State University. She is also a
graduate of the Army War College.
“We are very pleased to welcome General Fast to our Board of Directors,"
said Robert R. Buck, Beacon's Chairman. "Her unique cybersecurity
expertise, deep public company executive and corporate governance
experience, and tremendous leadership skills developed over her long and
distinguished military and private sector careers, will be valuable
assets to Beacon and our Board of Directors as we move forward with our
growth initiatives, particularly our leading e-commerce platform."
Major General Fast added: “I am excited about joining Beacon's Board of
Directors, not only because Beacon has a proven track record of
delivering great value to its shareholders and customers, but also
because Beacon is a market leader in an industry that always has been a
main driver of our country’s growth and prosperity. I look forward to
working with management and the other Board members to continue the
About Beacon Roofing Supply
Founded in 1928, Beacon Roofing Supply, Inc. is the largest publicly
traded distributor of residential and commercial roofing materials and
complementary building products, operating over 500 branches throughout
all 50 states in the U.S. and 6 provinces in Canada. To learn more about
Beacon and its family of regional brands, please visit www.becn.com.
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