The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA) has announced the appointment of Niel Golightly as the company´s senior vice president of Communications, effective January 1, 2020, the company said.
Golightly succeeds Anne Toulouse, who previously announced her plans to retire in early 2020. He will report to interim CEO Greg Smith initially, and then to President and CEO David Calhoun from January 13 onward. Golightly will serve on the company´s executive council and be based in Chicago.
Golightly joins Boeing from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), where since 2018 he served as global chief communications officer. In that role he was responsible for developing and implementing FCA´s overarching corporate communications strategy, overseeing media relations, leadership and employee communications, and working alongside the company´s CEO and leadership team.
Boeing is a global aerospace company and provider of commercial airplanes, defense, space and security systems, and global services. As a US exporter, the company supports commercial and government customers in more than 150 countries. Boeing employs more than 150,000 people worldwide and leverages the talents of a global supplier base.