Mr. Gordon Johndroe is vice president of Government Operations Communications at The Boeing Company. He was named to this position in November 2014 and is responsible for developing and implementing communications strategies associated with advocacy for the company’s products and businesses, as well as issues management and outreach to the Washington, D.C. news media and related constituencies.
Mr. Johndroe brings more than 15 years of political communications and media relations experience in the executive branch and private sector.
Mr. Johndroe comes to Boeing from Lockheed Martin, where he served as vice president for worldwide media relations and was the chief spokesperson for the corporation, counseled senior leaders on media engagements, and oversaw international outreach campaigns.
Prior to Lockheed, Mr. Johndroe was a vice president at APCO Worldwide from June 2010 to April 2013, where he advised global corporations on strategic communications, media strategy and government relations.
From October 2006 to January 2009, he served as White House deputy press secretary and as spokesman for the National Security Council (NSC).
There, Mr. Johndroe prepared the president and the national security advisor for media interviews and briefings. Mr. Johndroe also briefed the White House press corps and coordinated regularly with cabinet secretaries, U.S. embassies and military commands, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and the Central Intelligence Agency.
From June 2005 to October 2006, Mr. Johndroe served as Director of Strategic Communications and Planning at the U.S. State Department; and from November 2003 to May 2005 as Press Secretary to First Lady Laura Bush. Mr. Johndroe also served as press secretary for the Department of Homeland Security, Assistant White House press secretary, and worked on George W. Bush’s 2000 presidential and 1998 gubernatorial campaigns.
He has guest lectured at Georgetown and American universities, and participates in the State Department’s International Visitor Program.