Press Release

Boeing Space and Communications Names New Vice President for Communications

By SpaceRef Editor
August 28, 2001
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The Boeing Company
today announced the appointment of Mary Carson Foerster, currently Director of
International Corporate Communications at Boeing World Headquarters, to the
position of Vice President of Communications for Space and Communications
(S&C).

In this leadership assignment, Foerster will be responsible for
implementation of all communications activities.
As the senior S&C
Communications executive, she also will have responsibility for ensuring
functional excellence in domestic and international communications intended
for S&C employees, government and commercial customers, shareholders, and
other key audiences.

“Mary brings the broad range of management experience necessary to run our
core businesses effectively,” said Jim Albaugh, Boeing Space and
Communications president and chief executive officer.
“She also adds the
expertise in communicating with global audiences — internal and external —
which is critical to our business success as we expand into new frontiers.”

Foerster joined the company in 1997 as Director, Public Relations and
Advertising, where she led the advertising and public relations programs for
Boeing Commercial Airplanes (BCA).
In 1999, she was named Director,
International Communications for BCA.

Her most recent move “is a great example of deploying talent and
experience gained in one or more business units to share best practices across
the enterprise,” said Judith Muhlberg, Boeing’s vice president of
Communications.

Before joining Boeing, Foerster was a senior executive at two worldwide
public relations agencies, Hill and Knowlton and Burson-Marsteller, where she
had management responsibilities in major markets, including Washington, D.C.,
Frankfurt and London.
From 1990-94, she established and managed Burson-
Marsteller operations in central Europe, recruiting and training local
management teams which today own and manage the offices.
She was appointed
to the worldwide Board of Burson-Marsteller in 1992.
In addition to her
management experience, she has been involved in strategic communications
planning for major global corporations including GE, Philip Morris, Ford,
Toyota, and NEC, and has represented governments and international trade
associations in Washington DC.

Foerster graduated from Smith College, Northampton, Mass. and received her
master’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania.

The Boeing Company is the largest aerospace company in the world and the
United States’ leading exporter.
It is NASA’s largest contractor and the
largest manufacturer of commercial jetliners, military aircraft, and
commercial and government satellites.
The company’s capabilities in aerospace
also include rotorcraft, electronic and defense systems, missiles, rocket
engines, launch vehicles, and advanced information and communication systems.
The company has an extensive global reach with customers in 145 countries.

SpaceRef staff editor.