Mark Hooper is vice president of Communications for Boeing Commercial Airplanes. He leads a team of communications professionals responsible for global media relations, internal and executive communications, advertising and branding, product and service marketing communications, airline promotion and internal and external digital communications for the $36 billion business.
Prior to assuming this role in July 2012, Hooper was responsible for managing the international communications and media relations activities of Boeing Commercial Airplanes.
Previously, Hooper spent more than 9 years as managing director - Corporate Communications, Asia-Pacific for The Boeing Company, based in Hong Kong. In that role, he managed a regional Boeing Communications team with staff in Japan, China, Singapore, India, Korea and Australia. In addition, Hooper managed a network of PR agency advisors in the region.
Prior to that assignment, he was director of International Communications, Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa for Boeing Commercial Airplanes. In that role, Hooper managed a team of Communications staff and consultants in support of commercial airplane sales in those regions.
Hooper joined Boeing in 1987 and has worked in a number of other Communications positions in the commercial airplanes group.
Prior to joining Boeing, he worked in radio and television broadcasting in the United States and has taught at a number of colleges and universities over the years. Hooper also has produced and directed a number of independent and corporate broadcast projects.
He is a member of the Royal Aeronautical Society Hong Kong Branch and the Hong Kong Aerospace Forum.
Hooper holds a bachelor's degree in Communications and a master's degree in international politics from Washington State University.