Judith Muhlberg, Boeing senior vice president of Communications, has decided to leave the company to spend more time with her family, Boeing Chairman and CEO Phil Condit announced today.
"Judith has significantly increased the breadth and velocity of our global communications efforts during her time with Boeing. She has brought much to Boeing and to our Communications function. While we will miss her greatly, we respect her decision to spend more time with her family. We offer our deep-felt thanks and wish her all the best."
"Boeing has been a phenomenal experience for me, personally, and I am proud of the world-class team and practices I leave behind," Muhlberg said. "Our team is in great shape to face the future. After 27 years of investing so much of my time and energy in my career, I'm looking forward to a renewed, energetic focus on my family and personal interests."
Under Muhlberg's leadership, Boeing launched new global advertising and branding campaigns; developed award-winning employee online and print publications; worked to expand the Boeing brand and presence globally; championed transparency and openness in Boeing's external communications; and developed the communications strategy linked to the announcement of the relocation of Boeing world headquarters to Chicago.
Muhlberg will transition from her position during the remainder of this month. Larry McCracken, vice president and deputy for Communications, will lead the Communications group until a permanent replacement is selected.
Muhlberg joined Boeing in March 1999 after more than 20 years at Ford Motor Company. She also served in the White House during the Ford Administration.