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Boeing changes some key executives

Christian Fernsby |
Chicago, Ill., USA - Boeing announced Ted Colbert as president and chief executive officer of its defense, space and security business.

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Ted Colbert joined Boeing in 2009 and has been serving as president and CEO of Boeing Global Services.

Prior to that role, Mr. Colbert served as chief information officer (CIO) and senior vice president of Information Technology & Data Analytics.

Mr. Colbert completed the Dual Degree Engineering Program at the Georgia Institute of Technology and Morehouse College with degrees in Industrial and Systems Engineering and Interdisciplinary Science.

He succeeds Leanne Caret who is retiring following nearly 35 years of exceptional service with The Boeing Company.

Leanne Caret has served as president and chief executive officer of Boeing Defense, Space & Security (BDS) since 2016.

Ms. Caret is a second-generation Boeing employee who started working for the company in 1988.

Prior to her role overseeing BDS, she was president of the company's Global Services & Support organization, BDS chief financial officer, vice president and general manager of Vertical Lift, vice president of H-47 Programs, and general manager of Global Transport & Executive Systems.

Ms. Caret is a fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society and an associate fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

Stephanie Pope has been appointed as president and CEO of Boeing Global Services (BGS), succeeding Mr. Colbert.

Ms. Pope has been serving as vice president and chief financial officer of Boeing Commercial Airplanes, where she has overseen the Finance organization, with responsibility for the financial management and strategic and long-range business planning at the business unit.

Previously, Ms. Pope was vice president and chief financial officer of Boeing Global Services, overseeing all financial activities for the business unit since its founding in 2017.

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