W. James McNerney, Jr.
Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer, The Boeing Company
Jim McNerney is chairman of the board, president, and chief executive officer of The Boeing Company, a position he has held since July 2005.
With 2011 revenues of $68.7 billion and more than 170,000 employees across the United States and in 70 countries, Chicago-based Boeing is the world's largest aerospace company and a top U.S. exporter.
Previously, McNerney served as chairman of the board and CEO of 3M, and he held a variety of top executive positions during nearly two decades at the General Electric Company. Prior to joining GE, McNerney worked at Procter & Gamble and McKinsey & Co., Inc.
By appointment of U.S. President Barack Obama, McNerney chairs the President's Export Council. He also chairs Business Roundtable, an association of chief executive officers of leading U.S. companies. He is the former chair of The Business Council, the U.S.-China Business Council and the American Society of Corporate Executives.
He serves on the boards of Boeing, Procter & Gamble, and IBM. In Chicago, he is a member of The Field Museum Board of Trustees, a trustee of Northwestern University, and a member of the Northwestern Memorial HealthCare Board. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, an honorary fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society, and a member of the FIRST board of directors.
McNerney earned a B.A. degree from Yale University in 1971 and an M.B.A. from Harvard University in 1975. He is married and has five children.