Leanne Caret is Chief Financial Officer and vice president, Finance, for Boeing Defense, Space & Security (BDS), a $33 billion business unit with 56,000 employees worldwide specializing in innovative and capabilities-driven customer solutions, and the world’s largest and most versatile manufacturer of military aircraft. She leads a global organization of nearly 5,000 employees responsible for all BDS financial activities.
Previously, Caret was vice president and general manager, Vertical Lift, a division of Boeing Military Aircraft. She was responsible for business growth and program execution for a portfolio of cargo, tiltrotor and attack rotorcraft. Caret joined the company in 1988 and has held various program management positions in the defense business.
Caret holds a Bachelor of Business Management degree in Accounting from Kansas State University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Wichita State University. She also earned certifications from Harvard University in the Program for Leadership Development and the International Security Defense Program, and completed the Integral Leadership Program at the University of Notre Dame.
Caret is secretary/treasurer of the Board of Directors for AHS International – The Vertical Flight Technical Society, and is a member of Women in Aerospace and Women in Aviation International. She also serves on the Widener University Board of Trustees.