George Roman is vice president, State and Local Government Operations for Boeing. In this position, he manages the State and Local Government Operations organization nationwide, integrating its efforts with legislative and business initiatives. He also manages Global Corporate Citizenship efforts for Boeing’s Commercial Airplanes (BCA) and Defense, Space & Security (BDS) business units.
Roman is also the St. Louis regional executive, responsible for interaction with community leadership and for business continuity planning in the region. In this role, he works with regionally and federally elected officials and civic leaders so they understand Boeing’s business perspective, needs and economic impact on the region.
Previously, Roman served as vice president and general manager for Support Systems (now Global Services & Support), a division of BDS. In this position, he directed the day-to-day operations of the 15,000-person organization. Roman came to St. Louis from Washington, D.C., where he was vice president and chief of staff of Boeing Washington, D.C., Operations.
Roman joined McDonnell Douglas in 1980 as program coordinator for the Harpoon missile program. Following increasingly responsible assignments with several operating units in St. Louis, he was selected as the McDonnell Douglas representative to the Brookings Institute’s Congressional Assistant Program in 1989, where he also served on the professional staff of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Subcommittee on International Operations.
In 1990, Roman became manager for International Operations in the Washington, D.C., office, and in 1993 was promoted to director of International Operations and Strategic Business Development. In 1996, he was named vice president of Operations and Management. Following the merger of Boeing and McDonnell Douglas in 1997, his scope of responsibility expanded, and he was named vice president for International Operations, representing all Boeing divisions at the Washington, D.C., level. In 2001, he was named vice president and general manager of Business Development for Boeing Military Aircraft and Missile Systems. He had overall responsibility for sales and marketing, both domestic and international.
With the exception of managing TRW’s Washington, D.C., operations in 2002, Roman’s entire career has been spent with McDonnell Douglas and Boeing.
Roman holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business administration from the Pennsylvania State University. Roman holds positions on the boards of St. Louis Civic Progress, St. Louis Regional Business Council, and the St. Louis Police Foundation. He is chairman of the Patient Safety & Quality Committee at Mercy Hospital in St. Louis. Roman also serves on the Eisenhower Fellows St. Louis Board, which identifies St. Louis participants in an Eisenhower Fellows International Project. Roman is a member of the National Association of Scuba Educators, Professional Association of Dive Instructors, American Quarter Horse Association, and American Ranch Horse Association.