Leanne G. Caret

President & Chief Executive Officer, Defense, Space & Security at The Boeing Company

Leanne G. Caret

Leanne G. Caret

President & Chief Executive Officer, Defense, Space & Security at The Boeing Company

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Leanne Caret is president and chief executive officer of Boeing Defense, Space & Security (BDS), a $26 billion unit that provides solutions for defense, government, space, intelligence, and security customers worldwide. Countries beyond the United States where BDS has prominent operations include Australia, India, Saudi Arabia, and the United Kingdom.

Fortune magazine named her to its Most Powerful Women list in 2020, for the fourth consecutive year. In addition to being a member of the Women in Aviation hall of fame, Caret is a fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society and an associate fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. She is also on the George W. Bush Women’s Initiative Policy Advisory Council.

Caret is a second-generation Boeing employee who started working for the company in 1988. Prior to her current position she was president of the company’s Global Services & Support organization, BDS chief financial officer, and vice president and general manager of Vertical Lift cargo, tiltrotor and attack rotorcraft, among others. Caret holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Kansas State University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Wichita State University. She also earned certifications from Harvard University in the Program for Leadership Development and the International Security Defense Program, and completed the Integral Leadership Program at the University of Notre Dame.

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Boeing Defense, Space & Security

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Number of Boards

10

Birthday

1967

Age

54

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President & Chief Executive Officer, Boeing Global Services at The Boeing Company

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Senior Vice President, Business Operations & Performance & Chief Financial Officer, Commercial Airplanes at The Boeing Company

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Professional at Zimeno, Inc.

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Chief Sustainability Officer at The Boeing Company

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Vice President & General Manager, Boeing Fabrication, Boeing Commercial Airplanes at The Boeing Company

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Senior Vice President at The Boeing Company

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Chief Engineer, the Boeing Company Executive Vice President, Engineering, Test & Technology at The Boeing Company

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Former Vice President of Airplane Programs Engineering, Commercial Airplanes Unit at The Boeing Company

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Executive Vice President, Enterprise Operations Chief Financial Officer at The Boeing Company

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Executive Vice President, Government Operations at The Boeing Company

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Leanne G. Caret
President & Chief Executive Officer, Defense, Space & Security at The Boeing Company
Education
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Kansas State University, commonly shortened to Kansas State or K-State, is public research university with its main campus in Manhattan, Kansas, United States. Kansas State is the oldest public university in the state of Kansas.It had a record high enrollment of 24,378 students for the Fall 2012 semester.Branch campuses are located in Salina and Olathe. Salina houses the College of Technology and Aviation. The Olathe Innovation Campus is the academic research presence within the Kansas Bioscience Park, where graduate students participate in research bioenergy, animal health, plant science and food safety and security.The university is classified as a research university with high research (RU/H) by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.

Career History
President & Chief Executive Officer
2014 - Current

Boeing Defense, Space & Security provides manned and unmanned airborne capabilities, intelligence and security systems, communications architectures and extensive large-scale integration expertise across several diverse business areas. The company was founded in July 2002 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

President & Chief Executive Officer, Defense, Space & Security
1988 - Current

The Boeing Co. is an aerospace company, which engages in the manufacture of commercial jetliners and defense, space and security systems. It operates through the following segments: Commercial Airplanes; Defense, Space and Security; Global Services; and Boeing Capital. The Commercial Airplanes segment includes the development, production, and market of commercial jet aircraft and provides fleet support services, principally to the commercial airline industry worldwide. The Defense, Space and Security segment refers to the research, development, production and modification of manned and unmanned military aircraft and weapons systems for global strike, including fighter and combat rotorcraft aircraft and missile systems; global mobility, including tanker, rotorcraft and tilt-rotor aircraft; and airborne surveillance and reconnaissance, including command and control, battle management and airborne anti-submarine aircraft. The Global Services segment provides services to commercial and defense customers. The Boeing Capital segment seeks to ensure that Boeing customers have the financing they need to buy and take delivery of their Boeing product and manages overall financing exposure. The company was founded by William Edward Boeing on July 15, 1916 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

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Director
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Since 1917, The Urban League of Philadelphia has been empowering the African American community. We are an affiliate of the National Urban League the nation’s oldest and largest community-based movement devoted to empowering African Americans to enter the economic and social mainstream.

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$5,000 - $10K
2018

The Center for a New American Security (CNAS) is a Washington, D.C.-based think tank established in 2007 by co-founders Michèle Flournoy and Kurt M. Campbell which specializes in U.S. national security issues. CNAS's stated mission is to develop strong, pragmatic and principled national security and defense policies that promote and protect American interests and values. CNAS focuses on terrorism and irregular warfare, the future of the U.S. military, the emergence of Asia as a global power center, and the national security implications of natural resource consumption

$1,500 - $2,499
2014

Widener University is a private, coeducational university located in Chester, Pennsylvania. Founded as The Bullock School for Boys in 1821, the school was established in Wilmington, Delaware. It became the The Alsop School for Boys from 1846–1853, and then Hyatt's Select School for Boys from 1853-1859. Military instruction was introduced in 1858 and in 1859 the school changed its name to Delaware Military Academy. It moved to Pennsylvania in 1862 and became Pennsylvania Military Academy. It was known as Pennsylvania Military College after 1892 and adopted the Widener name in 1972.

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