CHICAGO—The Boeing Company has named Thomas Downey to the position of senior vice president of communications. Downey will report to Boeing chairman, president, and chief executive Jim McNerney and serve on Boeing’s executive council. He will be responsible for the company’s global communications activities, including business unit and corporate communications, branding and advertising, employee and executive communications, and public relations.
Downey has led Boeing’s corporate communications since April 2006, reporting to senior vice president for public policy and communications Tod Hullin. Hullin will continue to lead all U.S. federal, state and local government liaison operations for Boeing and serve on the company’s executive council.
Downey is a 20-year Boeing veteran who has held a variety of senior assignments across the company’s commercial airplanes and defense and space businesses. His prior positions include leading communications for Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Boeing Military Aircraft & Missile Systems, Boeing corporate internal and executive communications, McDonnell Douglas Aerospace and Douglas Aircraft.