By Jeremy Herb - 05/02/13 02:01 PM EDT
He left the Obama administration earlier this year to retire to his walnut farm in Monterey, Calif.
Panetta joins a board at Fleishman that includes former chief of staff to President George W. Bush Andy Card, former Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Vernon Clark and former New York Times Company CEO Janet Robinson.
Fleishman isn’t the only board that has brought Panetta back after he left the administration. The former secretary this week also re-joined the board of directors of Corinthian Colleges, a network of for-profit colleges.