Maj Gen (Ret) Edward R. Jayne, II '66

Major General (Retired) Edward "Randy" Jayne is a partner with Heidrick & Struggles, one of the nation's leading executive search and leadership consulting firms. He has led the firm's Aerospace, Defense & Aviation Practice, and has recruited over one hundred CEO’s for clients globally. Prior to joining Heidrick & Struggles, Randy held a number of leadership positions in the aerospace industry, including president of the McDonnell Douglas Missile Systems Company, vice president and general manager of the F-15 Eagle program, and vice president at General Dynamics.. Previously, he also served as president and chief operating officer at Insituform Mid America. Before embarking on his corporate career, Randy was an officer in the Air Force, serving two combat tours in Southeast Asia, and served three tours in the White House. He was selected as a White House Fellow, and was later on the staff of the National Security Council. He also served as Associate Director for National Security and International Affairs in the Office of Management and Budget in the White House. He continued his military service as a reserve forces aviator and commander through 2000, and retired as a major general in the Air National Guard, as ANG Assistant to Air Force Space Command. He serves on the board of the Institute for Defense Analysis and the USAFA Falcon Foundation, as well as the White House Fellows Foundation and Association. He previously served on the boards of CAE, the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum, and a number of tech startups. Randy holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Air Force Academy and a Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.