Boeing names communications leader for commercial jet business

Boeing [NYSE:BA] has announced the appointment of Linda Mills as vice president of Communications for Boeing Commercial Airplanes, the company´s USD 58 billion business unit that designs and builds the world´s most advanced and efficient jetliners.

Mills, an award-winning executive with 20 years of strategic communications experience, joins Boeing from Seattle-based Starbucks, where she served as vice president of Global Communications.

Mills succeeds Sean McCormack, who announced in September his decision to leave Boeing after nearly a decade with the company. He led Communications at Commercial Airplanes and, before that, Communications for Government Operations in Washington, D.C.

Mills lives in the Seattle area with her family. She will be based at Boeing Commercial Airplanes´ headquarters in Renton, Wash.