Nikki Haley tapped to join Boeing board of directors
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Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki HaleyNimrata (Nikki) HaleyHaley: 'Threats of China on full display' in Hong Kong Juan Williams: Trump's trouble with women Trump: Response to Cummings burglary 'not meant as a wise-guy tweet' MORE has been tapped to join Boeing's board of directors, the company announced Tuesday. 

Boeing Chairman and CEO Dennis Muilenburg welcomed Haley's nomination, lauding her "outstanding record of achievement in government, industry partnership, and successfully driving economic prosperity for communities in America and around the world."

Haley, who served as ambassador to the U.N. under President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump watching 'very closely' as Portland braces for dueling protests WaPo calls Trump admin 'another threat' to endangered species Are Democrats turning Trump-like? MORE from January 2017 until December, said it was an honor to represent the largest aerospace company in the world.

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"It's an honor to have the opportunity to contribute to Boeing's continued success as a cutting edge industry leader and a great American company," she said in a statement. 

Haley, who served as governor of South Carolina prior to joining the Trump administration, announced her resignation in October. She wrote in her resignation letter that she was looking to take a "step up" in the private sector. 

"Boeing will benefit greatly from her broad perspectives and combined diplomatic, government and business experience to help achieve our aspiration to be the best in aerospace and a global industrial champion," Muilenburg said in a statement.