Board Member, Bank of America, Southern Company, and Ingersoll Rand
Chairman and CEO of The Cardea Group
Linda Parker Hudson is the Founder, Chairman and CEO of The Cardea Group, a consultancy specializing in C-Suite transitions, organizational transformations and adaptive strategies. She retired as president and CEO of BAE Systems, Inc. on January 31, 2014. She led a global, U.S.-based defense, aerospace, and security company, wholly owned by London-based BAE Systems plc, with approximately 40,000 employees and $12.75 billion in annual revenue.
Hudson served as an executive director on the BAE Systems, Inc. and BAE Systems plc board of directors. She continues to serve as an outside director on the BAE Systems, Inc. board of directors.
Prior to becoming CEO, Hudson was president of BAE Systems' Land & Armaments operating group, the world's largest military vehicle and equipment business, with operations around the world. Before joining BAE Systems, she served for seven years as an officer and vice president of the General Dynamics Corporation and was president of General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products.