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Boeing Communications Leader Anne Toulouse to Retire; Dennis Muilenburg Quoted

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Boeing announced on Friday that Anne Toulouse, senior vice president of Communications, has chosen to retire from her role at the end of the year following 30 years with the company. 

“Over the course of my Boeing career I have been fortunate to know and work with some of the most talented, principled, and impressive people anywhere,” Toulouse said, “This past year has been all-consuming and profoundly difficult for all of us at Boeing – albeit nowhere close to the experience of the families affected by the MAX accidents. As we look ahead, I am confident the hard lessons learned will make Boeing better and that we will deliver on our important commitments. As we move into that next phase, I can best serve the company by turning over the role to someone with fresh perspective and, therefore, made the difficult decision to retire.” 

Toulouse, 61, became interim senior vice president of Communications, reporting to Dennis Muilenburg, Boeing’s President and CEO, in September 2018. She served on the company’s Executive Council and took over the permanent communications role in February of 2019.

“Anne has been an outstanding leader and committed contributor to Boeing over her entire career,” said Muilenburg. “I could not be more grateful for her dedication to this company, her One Boeing leadership style, and her strong commitment to investing in our people and culture. “Above all, I also want to thank her for her tireless efforts as we worked through the challenges of the past year.  I understand her decision to retire and appreciate her commitment to ensure a smooth transition.” Boeing expects to name a successor in the near future.

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