CHICAGO—Aerospace giant Boeing has announced three new executives for key roles within its Washington, D.C., government operations office, including Sean McCormack, who will join the company from the U.S. State Department as vice president, communications. Other appointments include David Morrison, most recently a principal at the Podesta Group, as vice president, government operations, and Brigadier General (Ret.) Leo Brooks as vice president, national security and space.
McCormack will report to Tom Downey, senior vice president, communications.
He was 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 spokesman.
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.