The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] announced that Jean Pritchard has been named vice president of Commercial Airplanes and Commercial Activities for Boeing Washington, D.C. Operations. Pritchard was promoted after serving as director of Commercial International Programs for Asia and the Americas for 5 years. In her new position, she is responsible for all Boeing commercial activities in Washington, D.C., related to commercial airplane sales campaigns, U.S. government advocacy, public policy, the Federal Aviation Administration, the Department of Transportation, Boeing Air Traffic Management, Connexion by Boeing, Boeing Capital Corporation and the U.S. Export-Import Bank. She has a dual reporting role to Rudy deLeon, senior vice president of Washington, D.C. Operations, and Alan Mulally, president and CEO of Commercial Airplanes.
"We're delighted Jean will be leading our commercial airplane business in Washington, D.C.," said deLeon. "Her experience working with customers, the federal government and foreign embassies makes her the ideal choice for this role."
Before joining Boeing, Pritchard lived in Japan for 11 years and taught at two universities while there. At Tokai University, she taught graduate-level English and developed specialized programs with Japanese professors. She also taught Japanese, Chinese and Asian art history at the University of Maryland's Japan campuses.
Pritchard earned a bachelor's degree in studio art design from the University of Hawaii in 1988, and a master's degree in Asian art history from the University of Maryland in 1990.
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