Roman to Lead Boeing State and Local Government Operations

WASHINGTON, Nov. 18, 2009 -- The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] has named George C. Roman vice president, State and Local Government Operations. The functions of State and Local Government Operations and Global Corporate Citizenship for both Boeing Commercial Airplanes and Integrated Defense Systems (IDS) will now report to Roman. He will report to Timothy J. Keating, Boeing senior vice president for Government Operations.

Roman, a 29-year company veteran, previously served as vice president for Government Operations and St. Louis regional executive, managing nationwide state and local government operations for IDS, and integrating its efforts with legislative and business initiatives. Roman will remain St. Louis regional executive, where he identifies areas in which the company's leadership and philanthropic giving would have the greatest impact on communities in the region. Keating pointed to this experience as one of the reasons Roman was selected to lead the newly integrated organization.

"Boeing has always had very strong outreach to the states and communities where we live and work," said Keating. "By merging our previously separate efforts and forging a 'one Boeing' team, we will create a synergy that magnifies our ability to be a great partner throughout the country.

"We have no doubt that George is the right leader for this important team effort," Keating added.

Prior to his Government Operations role, Roman served as vice president and general manager for IDS Support Systems (now Global Services and Support). He joined the company in St. Louis in 1980 and held increasingly responsible assignments across the business. In 1997, Roman became vice president for International Operations, and in 2001, he was named vice president and general manager of Business Development for Boeing Military Aircraft and Missile Systems.

Roman holds bachelor's and master's degrees in business administration from Pennsylvania State University.

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Derrell Carter
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