[image-1] Nikki Haley could soon join the board of directors of the third-largest employer in the Charleston area.

On Tuesday morning, The Boeing Company announced that it plans to nominate the former South Carolina governor to the board during an annual shareholder meeting on April 29.

Haley, 47, resigned from her role as the Trump administration’s ambassador to the United Nations in December, after almost two years on the job. Haley left her job as governor of South Carolina in the middle of her second term to assume the Trump gig in New York, paving the way for then-Lt. Gov. Henry McMaster to step in as her replacement.

“Ambassador Haley brings to Boeing an outstanding record of achievement in government, industry partnership, and successfully driving economic prosperity for communities in America and around the world,” said Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg in a statement.

Boeing’s 13-member board of directors makes key decisions on behalf of its shareholders.

The Chicago-based publicly traded company employs about 7,000 people in the Charleston metro area, according to the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce, making it the third-largest employer in the region behind MUSC and Joint Base Charleston.

In recent years, Boeing has come under fire for the way it has handled unionization efforts. Sen. Bernie Sanders, now a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, claimed in a letter to Muilenburg that the company fired workers and “pursued a campaign of intimidation” against North Charleston employees who sought representation from the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers last year.

“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,” Haley said in a statement. “Not only is Boeing the largest aerospace company in the world and America’s biggest exporter, it also understands the importance of teamwork and building community through its network of suppliers in all 50 states and around the world.”

President Trump visited Boeing South Carolina‘s sprawling airport campus in North Charleston in February 2017 just as Haley had assumed her job at the United Nations. The U.S. military is one of Boeing’s largest clients.

Haley was born in Bamberg, S.C. and graduated from Clemson University in 1994 with a bachelor’s degree in accounting.