Andrew K. Ellis will join The Boeing Company's Government Relations office in Washington, D.C., as vice president, Aircraft & Missiles Programs.
Ellis, 40, will be responsible for leading the development and execution of government relations strategies for Boeing programs and issues related to the Department of Defense and in support of the company's Aircraft & Missiles business unit headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri. Boeing's Aircraft & Missiles Group manages numerous Air Force, Army, Navy and Marine Corps programs as well as Aerospace Support programs and the Joint Strike Fighter program. He will be the principal focal point between the Aircraft & Missiles Group and the Government Relations office.
Ellis comes to Boeing from the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Armed Services, where he has served for the past 13 years, most recently as staff director. Previously he was legislative assistant for National Security Affairs for Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA).
We are proud to have a true professional with such proven leadership skills and extensive experience in Washington, D.C.," said Chris Hansen, senior vice president, Boeing Government Relations. "As we strive to become more customer-focused, Andy's vast knowledge of the defense department's programs and policies will serve us well."
Ellis holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Vermont and master's and doctorate degrees in International Relations from the University of Southern California.