Kathleen Shanahan has been selected co-CEO of the board of directors of Linden-based electrical and industrial distribution company Turtle & Hughes.
She joins Jayne Millard, who has served as CEO since 2010 and chairman since 2016.
Shanahan has been a member of the company’s board of directors for more than three years. In 2017 she was named executive vice president of national accounts.
Prior to joining Turtle & Hughes, Shanahan was CEO and chairman of Ground Works Solutions, formerly Uretek Holdings, Inc., a Florida-based corporation focused on soil stabilization and densification using a patented polymer application process. She was also previously CEO and chairman of WRSCompass, a Florida-based national footprint environment engineering and construction company.
Shanahan has also been chief of staff for Florida Gov. Jeb Bush; chief of staff for then-Vice President-elect Dick Cheney; deputy secretary of the California Trade and Commerce Agency; special assistant to Vice President George Bush; and staff assistant on President Ronald Reagan's National Security Council.