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Boeing’s Gail Dobberthien on Return to Commercial Sector

Gail Dobberthien

Gail Dobberthien, formerly chief financial officer for Boeing‘s (NYSE: BA) network and space systems unit, is moving back to the commercial side of the company as CFO for commercial aviation services.

Prior to this appointment, she caught up with our sister site ExecutiveBiz to discuss her previous experience in the commercial aviation sector, where she served on the 787 Dreamliner leadership team.

She also discussed her new position and her plans for her first week on the job.

The company has recently made some acquisitions in the Washington region including SMSi, which provides information services to intelligence agencies.

Dobberthien said the company’s acquisitions of SMSi and Argon ST are part of Boeing’s plan to gain more depth in C4ISR content and provide insight into legacy customers.

During her previous tenure in the commercial sector, she said her sole focus was on the 787 but working in the defense sector requires attention over multiple programs and offices.

That includes travel to those sites to meet with employees and customers, she said.

For the full Q&A, including more details on her return to the commercial sector, click here to read her full executive spotlight.

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