February 20 2018  |  People

Boeing announces new communications leader

By Rachel Debling

Linda Mills is the new Vice President of Communications for Boeing Commercial Airplanes, according to a February 12 release from the aerospace company.

Mills brings with her 20 years of strategic communications experience, including six with Starbucks in the role of Vice President of Global Communications.

In her new role, Mills will report to Phil Musser, Senior Vice President of Communications, and Kevin McAllister, President & CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes, and will collaborate with a team responsible for global media relations, in-house communications, social media and advertising, among other communications initiatives.

“Kevin and I are thrilled to have someone with Linda’s talents and proven track record join our Communications team and help share Boeing’s amazing stories during our second century of aerospace innovation,” said Musser in the February release.

Mills also commented: “Boeing has a storied culture of innovation spanning the past century, and I am grateful for the opportunity to join an exceptional team during an exciting time of transformation in the aerospace industry and in the practice of communications."

Mills succeeds Sean McCormack, who spent nearly 10 years with the company. McCormack led Communications at Boeing Commercial Airplanes and, prior to joining the company, managed Communications for Government Operations in Washington, D.C.

“Sean did an outstanding job leading our team during a period of significant achievements, including record commercial airplane production, overseeing Boeing’s centennial celebrations in the Puget Sound, and development of advanced jets such as the 787-10 Dreamliner," noted Musser. "We'll miss him at Boeing but respect his decision to start something new.”

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