Bob Simmons is vice president of Government Operations for Boeing Global Services. In this role, Simmons is responsible for leading the team representing Global Services with the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate on all significant legislative matters of importance to Global Services. In addition, Simmons works with the Federal Aviation Administration, the Department of Transportation, committees, associations and think tanks for Global Services.
Prior to joining Boeing, Simmons served as staff director for the U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Armed Services, where he was responsible for strategic planning to frame and focus the largest committee in Congress on its long-term objectives. Key responsibilities included the formulation, passage and enactment of the annual national defense authorization legislation, direction of all committee oversight and legislative operations, coordination of oversight on operational and intelligence special access programs, and representation of the committee in budget, policy and program negotiations. Simmons served as the deputy staff director prior to serving as the staff director.
Previously, Simmons was CEO of Senior Aerospace Ketema from 2000 to 2002, where he was responsible for returning the company to profitability and achieving more than 10% in annual growth. Beginning his career as an engineer, Simmons has more than 28 years of diverse experience including roles in marketing, finance, operations, management and leadership.
In 2017, Simmons was awarded the Army, Navy and Air Force Distinguished Public Service Medals. Simmons is also a two time recipient of the Col. Paul W. Arcari Meritorious Achievement Award from the Military Officers Association of America for his advocacy to sustain fair compensation and benefits for the uniformed services community. Simmons is a graduate of San Diego State University, where he received a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering.