Boeing has appointed the following three new
executives to key roles within its Washington, D.C., Government
David H. Morrison,
most recently a principal at the Podesta Group, will join Boeing
as vice president, Government Operations, and
Sean I. McCormack
will join the company from the U.S. State Department, taking on
responsibilities as vice president, Communications.
addition, Brigadier General (Retired) Leo A. Brooks, Jr., becomes
vice president, National Security and Space. He moves from the
company's Integrated Defense Systems business unit, where he had
been vice president, Business Development, Army Systems.
Morrison and Brooks, whose positions are new, will report to Tim
Keating, senior vice president, Government Operations. McCormack
will report to Tom Downey, senior vice president, Communications.
Phil Ruter, currently vice president of legislative affairs, moves
to a new position as chief of staff for Keating.
Sean and Leo are incredibly accomplished and well-respected
leaders," said Keating. "David's budget and appropriations process
experience is unparalleled. Sean is a seasoned pro in media
relations and issues management. And Leo knows our government
customers and their programs exceedingly well. We look forward to
having their energy, enthusiasm and strong work ethic on our
team," he said.
Morrison, 51, will serve as the company's
chief lobbyist covering all appropriations and authorizations
matters. At the Podesta Group, he chaired the National Security
and International Policy practice. Previously, he served as staff
director for the House Appropriations Committee's Defense
Subcommittee where he was responsible for developing legislation
to fund all U.S. military activities, and national foreign and
defense intelligence programs.
In addition, he served as
the Deputy Associate Director for National Security at the Office
of Management and Budget, and as a professional staff member on
the Senate Appropriations Committee's Defense Subcommittee. In
these roles he had broad oversight responsibilities for Department
of Defense operations, investment, and intelligence programs. He
has received numerous awards for his work, including the
Department of Defense Distinguished Service Medal.
McCormack, 44, most recently was assistant secretary for public
affairs at the U.S. State Department, reporting to former
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. He was responsible for the
State Department's global communications strategies, including
media relations, state and local government relations, and digital
media outreach. In addition, he served the department as chief
From 2001-2005, McCormack was deputy White House
press secretary and National Security Council spokesman. In that
role, he was responsible for National Security Council media
relations and prepared Rice for her testimony before the 9-11
Commission when she was National Security Advisor.
51, becomes Boeing's senior corporate liaison with the Pentagon,
NASA, and the Department of Homeland Security. He joined Boeing in
2006 after a 27-year Army career where he earned the rank of
brigadier general and commanded units in virtually every echelon
of the Army. His last Army assignment was as the Vice Director of
the Army Staff, Office of the Chief of Staff, in the Pentagon. He
also served as the 68th Commandant of Cadets at the U.S. Military
Academy at West Point, and is a West Point graduate.
Boeing Army Systems business development role, Brooks represented
the company's viewpoints to policy and analysis organizations
while also working within Boeing to provide strategic guidance on
current issues and help position the company to compete for and
win new business.
McCormack joins Boeing Feb. 27; Morrison
will start March 6. Brooks began his assignment earlier this
month. All three will be based in the company's Rosslyn, Va.,
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