Board Membership

The Defense Business Board has fifteen members as of November 12th, 2021. The remaining two nominees are pending their oath of office.
Click the member photo to read their biography.                           
 

Former Chairs

  • William "Gus" Pagonis (2002-2006)
  • Michael J. Bayer (2007-2011)
  • John Goodman (2011-2014)
  • Bobby L. Stein (2014-2015)
  • Michael J. Bayer (2015-2017)
  • Bill Simon (2018-2019)
  • Michael J. Bayer (2019-2020)

Presidential Appointments of Former Members After Serving on the Board

  • Barbara Barrett as Secretary of the Air Force
  • Denis Bovin as President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board
  • Stephen Friedman as Special Assistant to the President for Economic Policy, Council of Economic Advisors
  • Bob Hale as Under Secretary of Defense, Comptroller
  • Dennis Hightower as Deputy Secretary of Commerce
  • Phil Merrill as Chairman of the Export-Import Bank
  • Richard Spencer as Secretary of the Navy