John E. Sununu

Prior U.S. Senator from New Hampshire

John E. Sununu joined the Melinta Therapeutics board of directors in 2013. From 2003 to 2009, Senator Sununu served as a U.S. Senator from New Hampshire. During his time in the Senate, he was a member of the Committees on Banking, Commerce, Finance and Foreign Relations, and he was appointed the congressional representative to the United Nations General Assembly. Prior to his election to the Senate, Senator Sununu served three terms as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New Hampshire’s First District from 1996 to 2002. He was vice chairman of the Budget Committee and a member of the Appropriations Committee. During his 12 years in Congress, he drafted and helped pass several important pieces of legislation, including the Internet Tax Freedom Act, the Survivors Benefit Act and the New England Wilderness Act. Before entering public service, Senator Sununu worked for emerging high-tech firms and served as chief financial officer of Teletrol Systems, a manufacturer of building control systems, from 1993 to 1996. Currently, he serves as a director for Time Warner Cable, Inc. and Boston Scientific.

Senator Sununu earned his MBA from Harvard Business School, and his M.S. and B.S. in mechanical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.