Jim Albaugh


Jim Albaugh retired as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Boeing Commercial Airplanes in 2012 after 37 years of service to Boeing and Rockwell.  He was named to this position in September 2009. He was also Executive Vice President of The Boeing Company. From 2002 to 2009, he served as President and CEO of Boeing Integrated Defense Systems, providing defense, space and intelligence products for the United States and customers around the world.  From 1998 to 2002, he was President and CEO of Boeing Space and Communications. Prior to that, he served as President of Rocketdyne Propulsion & Power, part of the Rockwell Aerospace and Defense businesses acquired by Boeing in 1996.  A Washington state native, he joined the company in 1975 as an Engineer.

Albaugh is an elected member of both the National Academy of Engineering and the International Academy of Astronautics.  He is a Fellow and an Honorary Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and an elected Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society. Albaugh served on the Aerospace Industries Association Board of Governors Executive Committee and in 2011 was Chairman of AIA.  He also served as the President of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics  from 2014 to 2016, and is Chairman of the National Aeronautic Association.  Other affiliations include the Air Force Association and the American Astronautical Society.

Albaugh has received numerous awards and honors: The Wings Club Distinguished Achievement Award in 2013, which acknowledges outstanding accomplishments in the field of aviation and aeronautics;  The Southern California Aeronautic Association Howard Hughes Memorial Award for extensive contributions to the aerospace industry;  The National Defense Industrial Association Forrestal Award for leadership in preserving a strong U. S. defense industrial base; The Russian Space Agency  Blue Planet Star Medal for fostering cooperation between the  U. S. and Russia in Space Exploration; The National Defense Industrial Association Semper Fidelis Award; The Aerospace Historical Society International von Karman Wings Award; The National Management Associate Gold-And-Silver Night Award. He was inducted into the Living Legends of Aviation in 2013.

Presently, he serves on the American Airlines Board of Directors, the B/E Aerospace Board of Directors, the Board of Trustees of Willamette University, and isa Senior Advisor with Perella-Weinberg Partners. Albaugh holds Bachelor’s Degrees in Mathematics and Physics from Willamette University and a Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering from Columbia University.