Sean McCormack is vice president of Communications for Boeing Commercial Airplanes. He was named to this position in August 2014 and leads a team of communications and marketing 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 $53 billion business.
McCormack joined Boeing in 2009 as vice president of Communications in Government Operations, supporting the company’s public policy efforts, including all U.S. federal, state and local government liaison operations.
Prior to joining Boeing, McCormack served 14 years as a Foreign Service officer with postings overseas in Ankara, Turkey and Algiers, Algeria.
He most recently served as spokesman and assistant secretary of state for public affairs at the U.S. Department of State from 2005 through January 2009. In that capacity he was the department’s chief spokesman and communications advisor to the Secretary of State. McCormack launched the Department’s first ever blog in September 2007 and led the department’s social media team until his departure from the State Department.
Before serving as State Department spokesman, McCormack joined the National Security Council (NSC) staff in 2001 and served as a Special Assistant to the President, spokesman for the National Security Council and deputy white house press secretary until leaving for the State Department in 2005. Prior to joining the NSC staff, McCormack worked in the State Department’s Executive Secretariat, serving both as a “line” officer and watch officer in the Operations Center. Prior to joining the Foreign Service, McCormack worked as an analyst at the Meridian Corporation.
McCormack received a B.A. in Economics from Colby College in 1986. He earned an M.A. in International Relations from the University of Maryland, College Park in 1990. He resides in the Seattle area with his wife and two children.