Leanne Caret is the president of Global Services & Support (GS&S), a Defense, Space & Security business unit. She leads a team of more than 15,000 employees in 295 locations that provides a wide variety of versatile products and services to customers worldwide. The thriving business is the U.S. Department of Defense's largest performance-based logistics contractor and an industry leader in providing sustainment solutions for Boeing and select non-Boeing platforms.
Prior to this assignment, Caret was Chief Financial Officer and vice president, Finance, for Defense, Space & Security (BDS). As the CFO, Caret lead a team of 5,000 employees and was 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. She also serves on the board of directors for Grand Center, Inc., a 501 (c)(3) organization whose mission is to coordinate and oversee the growth and development of St. Louis’ historic arts and cultural district.