• Hexcel Corporation Executive Gail Lehman Joins Women’s Business Development Council Board of Directors

    September 6, 2018, Stamford, CT – The Women’s Business Development Council, a not-for-profit providing the training, education and borrowing power necessary for women to launch and grow their own businesses, recently announced the appointment of Gail Lehman, Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary for Hexcel Corporation, as a new member of their Board of Directors.

    “I’m thrilled to welcome Gail to the Women’s Business Development Council’s Board of Directors,” said Fran Pastore, CEO, Women’s Business Development Council.  “Her thirty plus years of experience helping global organizations grow will be a significant asset to the Women’s Business Development Council as we consider the best way to continue to drive women’s economic equity both in Connecticut and at the national level.”

    At Hexcel Corporation, Ms. Lehman is responsible for leading the legal and export and trade compliance functions.  She has significant public company and global experience and the ability to drive process improvement efforts and increase accountability and results both within the legal function and the broader company.

    “Being on the Board of the Women’s Business Development Council gives me an opportunity to make a direct impact on an issue that’s critical to me as a woman in leadership – driving women’s economic equity,” said Gail Lehman, Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary for Hexcel Corporation.  “I’m looking forward to partnering with the other Board Members to help the Women’s Business Development Council grow and continue to realize their vision.”

    A resident of Stamford, Connecticut, Ms. Lehman has a degree in psychology from Rutgers University, a graduate degree in educational psychology from Rutgers Graduate School of Education and a law degree with high honors from Rutgers University School of Law.

    About the Women’s Business Development Council:
    Headquartered in Stamford with satellite offices in Derby and New London, the 501 (c)(3) non-profit has served over 14,000 clients. It has assisted in the creation of more than 1,800 businesses and supported the sustainability and expansion of 3,800 established businesses, creating more than 4,900 jobs. For more information on the Women’s Business Development Council, visit