Leanne Caret is executive vice president and senior advisor for The Boeing Company and a member of the company’s Executive Council.
Most recently, Caret served as president and chief executive officer of Boeing Defense, Space & Security, which provides solutions for defense, government, space, intelligence, and security customers worldwide. Countries beyond the United States where Defense, Space & Security has prominent operations include Australia, India, Saudi Arabia, and the United Kingdom. In 2021, Boeing’s revenue from defense and space platforms and services exceeded $33 billion.
Caret was previously president of the company’s Global Services & Support organization; Defense, Space & Security chief financial officer; vice president and general manager of Vertical Lift; vice president of H-47 Programs; and general manager of Global Transport & Executive Systems. She is a second-generation Boeing employee who started working for the company in 1988.
Fortune magazine named Caret to its Most Powerful Women list in 2021 for the fifth consecutive year. In addition to being a 2019 inductee of the Women in Aviation International Pioneer Hall of Fame, Caret is a Royal Aeronautical Society Fellow and an American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Associate Fellow. She is also on the George W. Bush Institute’s Women’s Initiative Policy Advisory Council; the board of directors for the Kansas State University Foundation; the board of directors for Deere & Company; and the board of directors for FIRST, a leading youth-serving nonprofit advancing STEM education.
Caret has a Bachelor of Science in business administration from Kansas State University and a Master of Business Administration from Wichita State University. She also earned certifications from Harvard University in the Program for Leadership Development and the International Security Defense Program, and she completed the Integral Leadership Program at the University of Notre Dame.