Business

July 11, 2014

Boeing announces new communications leadership assignments

Boeing announced July 11 a series of new senior leadership assignments within its Communications organization.

Sean I. McCormack has been named vice president of Communications for Boeing Commercial Airplanes, succeeding Mark G. Hooper, who plans to retire from Boeing Sept. 1, after more than 26 years with the company. McCormack will lead a team responsible for media relations; employee and executive communications; and advertising and marketing communications for the $53 billion Seattle-based business unit. Since 2009, he has served as the company’s corporate vice president of Communications for Government Operations in Washington, D.C.

Anne C. Toulouse has been named corporate vice president, Global Brand Management and Advertising, replacing Fritz M. Johnston, who retired from Boeing this spring. Toulouse will be responsible for the company’s global brand-building programs, including advertising, digital media, corporate identity, brand sponsorships, merchandise and activities planned for the company’s upcoming centennial. Since 2008, she has served as the company’s vice president of Employee Communications.

Brian R. Ames will succeed Toulouse and is promoted to corporate vice president, Employee Communications. Ames will be based in Chicago. He most recently served as director of Internal and CEO Communications for Boeing Defense, Space & Security in St. Louis, a position he held since 2009.

We thank Mark for his exemplary service and lasting contributions to Boeing over more than a quarter century, said Tom Downey, Boeing senior vice president of Communications. Sean, Anne and Brian also are seasoned leaders who bring a wealth of relevant experience to their new roles to further strengthen our brand and the effectiveness of our communications with internal and external audiences.

Prior to joining Boeing in 2009, McCormack was assistant secretary for public affairs and lead spokesman at the U.S. State Department where he managed the agency’s 200-person Public Affairs Bureau and conducted the department’s daily media briefing. From 2001 to 2005, McCormack was deputy White House press secretary and National Security Council spokesperson.

In 24 years with Boeing, Toulouse has served in a variety of corporate and business unit communications roles. As vice president of Corporate Identity and Advertising from 1999 to 2005, she led the initial development and implementation of the company’s revised brand and advertising programs following its merger with McDonnell Douglas and multiple acquisitions. Toulouse joined the company in 1989 as a media relations manager for space and defense programs in Huntington Beach, Calif., after working for the U.S. Air Force as a public affairs specialist.

Ames is a 29-year company veteran who has held key internal and external communications roles in each of Boeing’s major business units and its corporate Shared Services Group. Prior to his current position, he led communications for the company’s Global Services & Support business. He joined Boeing in 1985 as a writer for the company’s employee newspaper.

McCormack’s and Ames’ successors have yet to be named.




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 

Headlines August 31, 2015

News: Pilot killed in crash was helping wounded veterans – A pilot who died in a small plane crash in the desert northeast of Los Angeles was giving free glider rides to wounded military veterans. Turkey carries out first air strikes as part of anti-Isis U.S. coalition – Turkish fighter jets have carried out their first air...
 
 

News Briefs August 31, 2015

Pakistan officials: U.S. envoy discusses Afghan peace efforts Pakistani officials say visiting U.S. National Security Adviser Susan Rice has discussed efforts to revive Afghan peace talks. Rice met with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and army chief Gen. Raheel Sharif Aug. 30. Two Pakistani officials say they discussed efforts to revive talks between the Afghan government...
 
 
Courtesy photograph

F-22 inaugural deployment to Europe

Courtesy photograph A pair of F-22 Raptors fly near the coastline of Panama City Beach, Fla. Four F-22 Raptors, one C-17 Globemaster III, and approximately 60 airmen arrived at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, to train with allie...
 

 
ILS photograph

Boeing-built satellite will create first global high-speed broadband network

ILS photograph The Inmarsat-5 F3 satellite launched Aug. 28 aboard a International Launch Services Proton Breeze M rocket from Baikonur, Kazakhstan. EL SEGUNDO, Calif.–When the third Boeing-built [NYSE: BA] Inmarsat-5 sat...
 
 

Civil Air Patrol joins total force ‘Airmen’

When conducting missions for the Air Force as the official Air Force auxiliary, the Civil Air Patrol is now included in the Air Force’s definition of the total force. CAP has provided 74 years of support to emergency services, aerospace education and cadet programs. In August 2015, the Air Force updated Doctrine Volume 2, “Leadership,”...
 
 
DOD photograph by Air Force MSgt. Adrian Cadiz

Carter announces manufacturing initiative to aid war fighters

DOD photograph by Air Force MSgt. Adrian Cadiz Defense Secretary Ash Carter announces the creation of a National Manufacturing Innovation Institute to produce hybrid electronics during a speech at the National Full Scale Aerody...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>