Press Release

Boeing Expands Office of the Chairman, Assigns Key Leadership Roles

By SpaceRef Editor
March 11, 2002
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Boeing Chairman and CEO Phil
Condit today announced an expansion of the company’s Office of the Chairman in
preparation for the planned retirement in June of Vice Chairman Harry

Joining Condit in the Office of the Chairman are:
Michael M. Sears, chief
financial officer and Office of the Chairman; David O. Swain, chief technology
officer and Office of the Chairman; and Laurette T. Koellner, who has been
elected to the new position of chief people and administration officer, and
Office of the Chairman.
The changes are effective March 15.

“With Harry’s pending retirement in June, along with the planned
retirements of Jim Dagnon (senior vice president-people) in May and John
Warner (senior vice president and chief administrative officer) in July, I
have built a core team with the strengths we need to continue to lead Boeing’s
corporate transformation,” said Condit.
“The Office of the Chairman will lead
the continuing focus of the corporate center on resource allocation,
leadership development, strategic direction, internal technology transfer,
growth and shareholder value.”

Condit added, “I have chosen this team because of their outstanding
leadership skills, broad business experience, strategic orientation, and
unrelenting focus on performance.
They will work with me on shaping the
future of Boeing. Each of them will take on additional responsibilities as
members of my office to assist me in running the company.”

Within the Office of the Chairman, the new team will align their
responsibilities as follows:

  • Sears will continue in his role as chief financial officer with all
    previous responsibilities.
    He will take on added accountability
    under the Office of the Chairman for corporate strategy development
    and the company’s annual business planning.
    He also will continue to
    serve as chairman of Boeing Capital Corporation and provide strategic
    guidance to this growing financing segment.

  • Swain will continue in his role as chief technology officer, with a
    focus on technology development and internal transfer, and an
    emphasis on maintaining technical excellence within Boeing’s
    engineering community.
    He is also chartered under the Office of the
    Chairman to provide strategic guidance to the company’s emerging new
    businesses, Connexion by Boeing and Air Traffic Management.

  • Koellner, previously president of the company’s Shared Services
    Group, will focus on human resource allocation and leadership
    Her new position is the combination of the positions
    held by the retiring Dagnon and Warner. She will be responsible for
    people policy and labor strategy, diversity, the Boeing Leadership
    Center, people and corporate services, corporate administration,
    corporate contributions and community relations.
    She’s also
    chartered under the Office of the Chairman to provide strategic
    guidance to the Shared Services Group.
    Koellner will be working
    closely with Dagnon and Warner to transition responsibilities prior
    to their retirements in the coming months.

“I’m also delighted to announce that Boeing’s board of directors has asked
Harry Stonecipher to remain on the board following his retirement as vice
chairman in June,” said Condit.
“He will continue to play an important
governance role from the board seat.”

SpaceRef staff editor.