Delta Apparel Inc. on Thursday announced the appointment of Glenda E. Hood to its board of directors.

Hood has more than 40 years of business, organizational and political leadership experience spanning multiple industries and sectors. She concluded her political career in 2005 as the secretary of state for the state of Florida after serving three terms as mayor and CEO for the City of Orlando, FL.

“We are very pleased to welcome Glenda to the Delta Apparel board,” said Delta Apparel Chairman and CEO Robert W. Humphreys. “Glenda’s proven leadership record and extensive executive and advisory experience will be a tremendous asset to the company and our shareholders. We look forward to Glenda’s contributions and to having her valuable perspective on our board.”