Former Sen. Jeff Flake has accepted a second post-Congress job.
Besides his new position as a CBS News contributor, Flake just joined the board of directors at Taylor Morrison Home Corp., a Scottsdale-based home-building company.
Flake, 56, is one of eight members on the board and will serve as the independent director of the Taylor Morrison’s nominating and governance committee, according to a statement from the company.
Sheryl Palmer, Taylor Morrison chairman and CEO, said in a written statement that she is excited to work with Flake, whose “proven leadership and unique public policy experience will be a tremendous asset to our company as we navigate an increasingly complex regulatory and business environment.”
Flake — who served on the Senate committees on Energy and Natural Resources, Foreign Relations and the Judiciary — said he is excited to join the board.
Flake said he’s worked with associations and unions that included Taylor Morrison during his time working on immigration and labor issues on Capitol Hill. He believes his experience may be instrumental when it comes to policy issues that affect the company.
“Every public company has to deal with government issues with regard to taxes, regulation and policies that the federal government enacts regarding labor issues and immigration issues that have an impact on businesses,” Flake said. “Having spent 18 years in Congress, it might give me a perspective that might be helpful.”
Flake told The Arizona Republic he has been an official member of the Taylor Morrison board since Monday.
Flake was elected to the House of Representatives in 2000. He served six terms before moving to the Senate, where he served a single term from 2013 to 2019.
A vocal GOP critic of President Donald Trump, Flake teased the idea of possibly running for president in 2020, but announced earlier this month that he won’t do it.