David Cade is vice president of U.S. Government Services Business Transformation for The Boeing Company. He is responsible for enabling USGS to meet current business commitments while simultaneously creating a framework for engagement and future contracts with government customers.
Cade previously served as vice president of Corporate Contracts. As the company’s representative to government and industry regarding acquisition and industrial policy issues, Cade guided all related strategies, policies, procedures, and compliance activities. Prior to that, he was the functional leader for almost 600 professionals in Boeing Global Services (BGS) Contracts, Estimating & Cash Management group. He has also served as the vice president of Contracts, Pricing, Estimating, and Supply Chain Finance for Boeing’s Defense, Space & Security (BDS) business unit. Prior to joining the Boeing Law Department in September 2008, Cade spent 10 years as in-house counsel for General Motors Corporation in Detroit, Michigan.
After receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Political Science in 1993 from the University of Pennsylvania, in 1996 Cade became the 4th generation of his family to receive a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Michigan Law School. While at Michigan, Cade was also a member of the Law Review and vice president of the Black Law Students Association. Today, Cade is a member of the State Bars of Illinois, Michigan, and Missouri.
Dedicated to serving a broad spectrum of organizations, Cade serves as the Boeing Executive Focal for Howard University, where he has responsibility for development and implementation of a multi-year strategy aligned with enterprise objectives for senior leader engagement, student recruitment, hiring, retention, and allocation of annual charitable and business contributions. Additionally, Cade serves on the Advisory Board for Howard’s Center for Excellence in Supply Chain Management in its School of Business. Cade is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and a life member of the National Bar Association.