The Partnership for Public Service is adding some political heft to its board of directors.

Retired U.S. Coast Guard commandant Thad Allen. (Mark Wilson/Getty)

The partnership’s board already includes retired NASA administrator Sean O’Keefe, former Government Accountability Office director David Walker and ABC News/NPR analyst Cokie Roberts.

The nonpartisan organization, dedicated to promoting public service and careers with the federal government, also maintains a content partnership with The Washington Post.

It recently hired Patricia Nicklin as its new executive vice president and chief operating officer. She previously served as managing director of Share Our Strength, an anti-hunger organization.

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