Boeing [NYSE: BA] today announced that Nora Moreno Cargie has been named director, Global Corporate Citizenship, for the company's corporate offices in Chicago. She joins Boeing Nov. 3, filling a position left vacant earlier this year when Anne Roosevelt was appointed vice president of the company's overall Global Corporate Citizenship function (formerly known as Community and Education Relations).
For the last six years, Cargie has been vice president of Communications and Development for Illinois Action for Children, working on strategic planning and implementation, and policy and resource development. She took time off from that position to serve as the deputy communications director for the Barack Obama U.S. senatorial campaign in 2004. Prior to her work at Illinois Action for Children, Cargie was deputy commissioner for the Mayor's Office of Workforce Development. Her other government experience also includes stints as communications director for the Chicago Park District, assistant commissioner of the Chicago Department of Human Services and acting press secretary/public relations manager for Chicago Public Schools.
"Cargie's combination of nonprofit, local government and communications experience makes her a perfect fit for the Chicago GCC site director position," said Anne Roosevelt, to whom Cargie will report. "As Chicago is the location of Boeing's corporate offices, this is an especially high-profile and important role for the organization. Her fresh perspective and insight on our work will be most welcome," Roosevelt added.
Good corporate citizenship is a core value at Boeing, and includes strategic philanthropy (including cash grants, in-kind and surplus donations and contributions of intellectual capital); volunteerism; employee drives; gift matching programs; the Employees Community Fund of The Boeing Company; as well as philanthropy-related sponsorships, business contributions and business sponsorships. Boeing's corporate citizenship activities are site based and extend to 27 states in the U.S., 14 other countries and four international regions where the company has a presence.