The Boeing Co. has named Laura J. Peterson vice president for state and local government operations in the Northwest region.
Peterson will lead the team responsible for Boeing’s political and government activities in the region, which includes Washington and Oregon. She’ll report to Jim Albaugh, president of Boeing Commercial Airplanes and to George Roman, Boeing’s vice president for state and local government operations across the United States.
“Laura’s knowledge of the business, combined with her strategic mindset and ability to build relationships, makes her the right leader for this important role,” Albaugh said.
Peterson most recently served as vice president for business development and global strategy for commercial airplanes. She joins Boeing’s Northwest region government operations team, which includes directors Bill McSherry and Susan Champlain. She also will work closely with the company’s director for Global Corporate Citizenship in the region, Liz Warman. Both teams will be headquartered in Seattle.
She succeeds Fred Kiga, who left the company earlier this year.