Boeing (NYSE: BA) has announced the appointment of Brian West, a finance and business leader, as executive vice president and chief financial officer and the election of Stayce Harris, a retired U.S. Air Force Reserve lieutenant general, to the company’s board of directors.
West will officially assume the EVP and CFO roles on Aug. 27 and succeed Greg Smith, who is set to retire on July 9 after over three decades of service at the aerospace and defense company, Boeing said Wednesday.
He will report to David Calhoun, president and CEO of Boeing, and be part of the executive council as he oversees financial strategy, business planning, treasury, audit operations, investor relations, business transformation efforts and Boeing Capital, the company’s global financing business.
Dave Dohnalek, senior VP and treasurer at Boeing, will serve as interim CFO during the transition period.
West has been serving as CFO of Refinitiv since 2018. He has held finance leadership roles at Oscar Health Insurance, Nielsen and General Electric (NYSE: GE).
Harris will serve on aerospace safety and audit committees as a member of Boeing’s board.
She has nearly 30 years of experience as a commercial pilot for United Airlines. Her military career included time as inspector general of the Air Force, assistant vice chief of staff and director of air staff, Headquarters U.S. Air Force. She became the first American American woman to lead an Air Force operational flying squadron, wing and numbered Air Force.
Harris serves as director for KULR Technology Group, independent director and trustee for BlackRock Fixed-Income Mutual Funds and a member of the board of councilors at the University of Southern California’s Viterbi School of Engineering. She also sits on the board of Direct Relief and is a trustee of the United States Air Force Academy’s Falcon Foundation.