- As Leanne Caret is retiring this year, the company has appointed a new president and chief executive officer of its Defense, Space and Security business and a new president and CEO of Boeing Global Services
- New assignments will be effective 1 April
Boeing has appointed Ted Colbert as president and chief executive officer of its Defense, Space and Security business. Colbert succeeds Leanne Caret who is retiring following nearly 35 years of exceptional service with The Boeing Company. Stephanie Pope has been appointed as president and CEO of Boeing Global Services (BGS), succeeding Colbert.
As president and CEO of Boeing Defense, Space and Security (BDS), Colbert will oversee all aspects of the company's business unit that provides technology, products and solutions for defense, government, space, intelligence, and security customers worldwide. BDS had 2021 revenue of $26 billion.
As president and CEO of BGS, Pope, who is currently Boeing Commercial Airplanes (BCA) chief financial officer (CFO), will lead the company's business unit that provides aerospace services for commercial, government and aviation industry customers worldwide, focused on global supply chain and parts distribution, aircraft modifications and maintenance, digital solutions, aftermarket engineering, analytics and training. BGS had 2021 revenue of $16 billion. Prior to her assignment as BCA CFO, Pope was chief financial officer of BGS and was part of the business when it was established in 2017.
Colbert and Pope's new assignments will be effective April 1. Until her retirement later this year, Caret will serve as executive vice president and senior advisor to the CEO, reporting to Calhoun, to support the leadership transition, business continuity and critical talent acquisition efforts. Caret has served as president and CEO of Boeing Defense, Space & Security (BDS) since 2016. Caret is a second-generation Boeing employee who started working for the company in 1988.
Colbert joined Boeing in 2009 and has been serving as president and CEO of Boeing Global Services, where he has been responsible for leading the company's aerospace services development and delivery model for commercial, government and aviation industry customers worldwide, focusing on global supply chain and parts distribution, aircraft modifications and maintenance, digital solutions, aftermarket engineering, analytics and training. Prior to that role, he served as chief information officer (CIO) and senior vice president of Information Technology & Data Analytics. In 2022, The Black Engineer of the Year Awards (BEYA) named Colbert Black Engineer of the Year, the organization's top honor. 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.
Pope has been serving as vice president and CFO 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, 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. In more than two decades of service at Boeing, Pope has held a number of leadership positions of increasing responsibility at the business units, within programs and at the corporate level.