Wednesday, June 14, 2017
The Watergate, 8th Floor
600 New Hampshire Ave, NW
9:00 - 10:30 AM EDT
On the eve of the Paris Air Show, Boeing Defense Space & Security CEO Leanne Caret sits down with Defense One Global Business Editor Marcus Weisgerber to talk about how she is shaping the division for strategic growth.
Since President Trump’s election win in November, Boeing-made defense products — like the Super Hornet and Air Force One — have been at the forefront of the discussion. Come hear how Caret sees Boeing fitting in as a major player not just in aviation, but in space and even underwater drone markets.
Leanne Caret is executive vice president of The Boeing Company and president and chief executive officer of Defense, Space & Security (BDS). She is a member of Boeing’s Executive Council.
Named BDS president and CEO in February 2016, Caret leads the $30 billion business that provides integrated solutions to meet the needs of defense, government, space, intelligence and security customers in the United States and around the world. Countries with a major BDS presence include Australia, the United Kingdom, India and Saudi Arabia.
Previously, Caret was president of Boeing's Global Services & Support, an industry leader in providing sustainment solutions for Boeing and select non-Boeing platforms. Before that she was chief financial officer and vice president, Finance, for BDS. Earlier she was vice president and general manager, Vertical Lift, responsible for business growth and program execution for a portfolio of cargo, tiltrotor and attack rotorcraft. Caret joined the company in 1988 and has held various program management positions in the defense business.
Marcus Weisgerber is the global business editor for Defense One, where he writes about the intersection of business and national security. He has been covering defense and national security issues for more than a decade, previously as Pentagon correspondent for Defense News and chief editor of Inside the Air Force. He has reported from Afghanistan, the Middle East, Europe, and Asia, and often travels with the defense secretary and other senior military officials.
|9:00 – 9:30 AM||Registration & Networking|
|9:30 – 10:30 AM||Program|
600 New Hampshire Avenue, NW, Washington, DC