Boeing has appointed Ed Dandridge as Senior Vice
President and Chief Communications Officer, effective 28 September
Dandridge succeeds Greg Smith, who has served as interim
chief communications officer since July when
resigned because an employee complained about an article Niel had written in 1987,
33 years ago.
Dandridge will oversee all aspects of Boeing's
communications, including business unit communications, corporate
communications, media relations, public affairs, leadership
communications, employee engagement and corporate branding, as
well as channel and content marketing.
He will report to Boeing President and CEO David
Calhoun and will serve on the company's Executive Council.
"Ed is an exceptional communications executive,
strategist and global leader with a track record of developing and
leading high-performing teams that enable businesses to deepen
their engagement with customers and drive outcomes," Calhoun said.
"I know Ed will continue to build on our unwavering commitment to
engaging our associates and stakeholders with transparency as we
confront these challenging times as an industry and company."
Dandridge is a seasoned global executive and
recognized industry leader with more than 25 years of experience
in corporate reputation, issues management, public policy and
He joins Boeing from AIG, where he served
as global chief marketing and communications officer, AIG General
Insurance, since April 2018. At AIG he served on the executive
leadership team of the property and casualty business, which
markets and distributes products and services to commercial
clients, individual customers and distribution networks in more
than 80 countries.
Prior to AIG, Dandridge held executive
roles at Marsh & McLennan Companies, Nielsen and ABC television
network. Dandridge previously served as president and CEO of the
National Association of Investment Companies.
He began his career
as an attorney in private practice in New York.
Dandridge is a member of the Economic & Community
Advisory Council of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia; a
member of the Executive Leadership Council, where he also serves
on the board of directors; and a member of the board of directors
and executive committee of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer
holds a Bachelor of Arts from Tufts University, with honors, and a
doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.