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Dennis Muilenburg Named Boeing Chairman

Iowa State Aerospace Engineering alum Dennis Muilenburg was elected chairman of the board of directors of The Boeing Company, effective March 1, 2016, the company announced Monday. Muilenburg, who earned his bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering from Iowa State in 1986, was named Boeing’s chief executive officer in 2015 and president in 2013. Muilenburg joined the board of directors in 2015, and will succeed current chair James McNerney when he retires at the end of the month.

In a prepared statement announcing the move, Boeing independent Lead Director Kenneth M. Duberstein commended Muilenburg on his leadership.

“Dennis has proved that he has the leadership skills, energy and vision to build on the strong foundation that Jim established.  We look forward to working with him for many years to come as we continue to serve our customers and shareholders, and create new opportunities for Boeing’s next one hundred years,” he added.