Executive Biography of Joelle Denney

Joelle Denney

Joelle Denney
Vice President,
Human Resources,
Boeing Commercial Airplanes

Joelle Denney is vice president of Human Resources for Boeing Commercial Airplanes, a position she has held since 2015. In this role, she leads the human resources strategy, talent acquisition, leadership development, organization optimization, employee/labor relations, and workforce development supporting more than 60,000 Boeing Commercial Airplanes employees worldwide.

Denney previously served as vice president of Employee Relations for The Boeing Company, named to the position in April 2014. Denney led an organization of geographically dispersed Employee Relations professionals who partner with Boeing business units and functions to implement the company’s collective bargaining strategies for approximately 40 unions and who are responsible for developing strategies, tools and processes to support managers and HR professionals in their employee engagement efforts.

Earlier, Denney was the director of Human Resources for Boeing Commercial Airplanes Supply Chain Management and Operations. She also served as director of Human Resources for several other organizations within Commercial Airplanes, including Sales & Marketing, Finance, Contracts and Program Management Office, Communications, Government and Community Relations, and Information Systems.

Denney joined Boeing in 1989, serving in finance positions in Estimating, Business Management and Cost Management. She was senior manager of Human Resources for Boeing Commercial Engineering and managed the Boeing Workforce organization responsible for companywide processes in staffing, workforce planning and employee retention.

Denney earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Whitman College and a Master of Business Administration from Seattle University.