Bank of America announced that it has appointed Dr. Maria Zuber to the Enterprise Risk and Corporate Governance Committees of the Bank of America Board of Directors, effective immediately. Upon the appointment, Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan said, “Dr. Zuber brings to our board diverse perspectives in several areas, including technology and risk management. We look forward to benefiting from her unique talents and experience.”
Zuber, 59, currently serves as the E. A. Griswold Professor of Geophysics and the VP for research at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where she is responsible for research administration and policy. She chairs the National Science Board, having been appointed as a member by President Barack Obama in 2013. Since 2010, she has also served as a senior research scientist at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). In 2004, President Bush appointed her to the Presidential Commission on the Implementation of United States Space Exploration Policy.
“Dr. Zuber adds even more diversity and experience to our board,” said Jack Bovender, lead independent director. “More than a third of our independent directors are women, and the average tenure of the independent directors is six years.”
In 2002, Discover magazine named Zuber one of the 50 most important women in science, and in 2008, she was named to the U.S. News & World Report/Harvard Kennedy School Center for Public Leadership List of America’s Best Leaders.
Zuber has won numerous awards, including the MIT James R. Killian Jr. Faculty Achievement Award; NASA's Outstanding Scientific Achievement Medal; Distinguished Public Service Medal and Outstanding Public Leadership Medal; the American Geophysical Union Harry H. Hess Medal; the Geological Society of America G. K. Gilbert Award; and the American Astronautical Society/Planetary Society Carl Sagan Memorial Award. She is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and American Philosophical Society, and is a fellow for the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Geological Society and the American Geophysical Union.