Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer
The Boeing Company
W. James (Jim) McNerney, Jr., is chairman of the board, president and chief
executive officer of The Boeing Company, effective July 1, 2005. He has served
as a member of the company's board since 2001.
oversees the strategic direction of the Chicago-based, $61.5 billion
aerospace company. With more than 153,000 employees, Boeing is the
largest manufacturer of commercial jetliners and military aircraft,
with capabilities in rotorcraft, electronic and defense systems,
missiles, satellites and advanced information and communications
Previously, McNerney held
the position as chairman of the board and CEO of 3M, a $20 billion
global technology company with leading positions in electronics,
telecommunications, industrial, consumer and office products, health
care, safety and other businesses. He joined 3M in 2001 after 19 years
at the General Electric Company.
joined General Electric in 1982. There, he held top executive positions
including president and CEO of GE Aircraft Engines and GE Lighting;
president of GE Asia-Pacific; president and CEO of GE Electrical
Distribution and Control; executive vice president of GE Capital, one
of the world's largest financial service companies; and president, GE
Prior to joining GE, McNerney worked at Procter & Gamble and McKinsey & Co., Inc.
is a director of Procter & Gamble and serves as a trustee of
Northwestern University. He is the chair of the US-China Business
Council and The Business Council. He also serves on The Business
Roundtable and the American Society of Corporate Executives. McNerney
is a fellow at the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a member of
The Field Museum Board of Trustees in Chicago, and is on the
Northwestern Memorial HealthCare Board, where he serves on the Finance
A native of Providence,
R.I., McNerney earned a B.A. degree from Yale University in 1971 and an
M.B.A. from Harvard University in 1975. McNerney is married and has
five children. He enjoys skiing, golf and sailing.