NEW YORK--()--USTC Holdings, LLC, the investor consortium that acquired Xe Services, LLC, including its main holding U.S. Training Center, Inc. (USTC) in December 2010, today announced that Jack Quinn, former White House Counsel to President Clinton and former Chief of Staff to Vice President Gore, will serve as an Independent Director of the company. USTC is a leading provider of training and security services focused on worldwide stability operations in support of the United States government and other customers.
“Jack Quinn will bring to the board a lawyer's sensibility and deep expertise in both corporate governance and corporate good citizenship”
Upon acquiring Xe and its core operating businesses last year, USTC Holdings, LLC indicated that it would form a new Board of Directors, including independent unaffiliated directors, to manage the company and enhance its governance and oversight capabilities.
“Our goal in naming these Independent Directors to our Board was to assemble an exceptional team with diverse backgrounds to help guide company decisions and operations. Jack’s invaluable experience will do much to support this goal,” said Jason DeYonker, on behalf of the ownership group. “Over the years, Jack has demonstrated a commitment to the highest ethical standards of conduct in both the public and private sectors. With the formation of the Board of Directors complete, we will, with the Board’s direction, continue to set the bar for industry standards against which all other companies are measured.”
“I am proud to join and help lead Xe at a time when the valuable services it provides are most needed by our country,” said Quinn, in a statement. “The men and women of the Company demonstrate their dedication, professionalism and best-in-class service each and every day, and I am honored to support the critical mission they serve.”
Currently, Quinn serves as the Chairman of Quinn Gillespie & Associates, LLC, which he founded with Ed Gillespie in 2000. Previously, Quinn was a partner in the Washington, D.C. law firm Arnold & Porter where he practiced for 20 years. He served as Counsel to President Bill Clinton from November 1993 to February 1997 and as Chief of Staff and Counselor to Vice President Al Gore in 1993. He was also an adjunct professor of constitutional law at Georgetown University Law School for three years and served as a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
“Jack Quinn will bring to the board a lawyer's sensibility and deep expertise in both corporate governance and corporate good citizenship,” said former Deputy Attorney General Jamie Gorelick. Now a partner at WilmerHale, Gorelick also served as General Counsel of the Department of Defense and a member of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States, also known as the 9/11 Commission.
A graduate of Georgetown University College of Arts and Sciences, Quinn went on to receive a degree from Georgetown University Law Center before pursuing a career in politics. After serving on the staffs for the United States Senate Select Committee on Nutrition and Human Needs, the Democratic National Committee and Senator Floyd Haskell (D-Colo.), he worked as the Campaign Director of the Udall Presidential Campaign at the age of 26.
"I have been privileged to work with Jack for more than 20 years, both in private practice and government,” said Jeffrey Smith, former General Counsel of the Central Intelligence Agency and a partner at Arnold & Porter. “He will bring to the board not only his superb legal and business acumen, but also his experience at the highest levels of government to assure that USTC will maintain the highest standards of integrity and accountability. USTC is lucky to have him."
Quinn’s appointment marks the latest addition to the company’s board, joining former Attorney General John Ashcroft, Retired Admiral Bobby R. Inman, Red McCombs (Chairman), co-founder of Clear Channel Communications and legendary entrepreneur, and Russ Robinson, former CEO of U.S. Zinc.
ABOUT U.S. TRAINING CENTER SUBSIDIARY OF XE SERVICES
USTC is the pre-eminent global provider of training and technical services focused on counterterrorism, force protection, law enforcement and security operations. Across its four vertically integrated business divisions – domestic training, international training, security services and logistics – the Company serves the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Department of Defense, the U.S. Navy, numerous law enforcement and other government customers. USTC’s proven ability to provide turnkey, end-to-end training and technical services, along with its unmatched track record of exceptional performance, has enabled the Company to establish a competitive advantage well-recognized by its customers.