CHICAGO, Nov. 15, 2011– Boeing [NYSE: BA] has named Stephanie Pope vice president, Investor Relations, effective Feb. 1st, 2012. Pope will take over from Scott Fitterer, who will assume the role of vice president, Financial Planning & Analysis. Both will report to Greg Smith, who was recently announced as Boeing’s next chief financial officer, effective Feb. 1st.
Pope, currently chief financial officer for the Integrated Logistics business of Boeing Defense, Space & Security, will lead investor relations operations and financial community relationships, working with institutional investors and securities analysts to promote understanding of Boeing's programs, financial performance and outlook.
“Stephanie brings extensive operational and financial leadership expertise to the Investor Relations role,” said Smith. “Her proven ability to understand and communicate Boeing business operations and strategy will help our financial stakeholders gain the insight they need.”
Pope, 39, previously served as finance director both for the F/A-18 program and for the Training Systems and Services business at BDS. She has held senior positions in Ethics & Business Conduct and in the AV-8/T-45 and Naval Systems programs.
Pope joined Boeing in 1994 and holds a bachelor's degree in accounting from Southwest Missouri State University and a master's degree in business administration from Lindenwood University. She is active in the community serving on the boards of Fontbonne University and The Grand Center. In 2008 Pope was selected as an Eisenhower Fellow with an International project in Brussels and Ireland, and in 2007 she was recognized by the St. Louis Business Journal as one of the top 40 under 40 leaders for her career accomplishments and work in the community.
Fitterer and Pope will work closely together over the next few months to ensure a smooth transition.
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