Michael D'Ambrose is the executive vice president of Human Resources for The Boeing Company as of July 2020. In this role, he is responsible for the company's leadership and learning, talent planning, employee and labor relations, total rewards and diversity and inclusion initiatives. He is also a member of the company's executive council.
D'Ambrose has been a leader in human resources for over three decades, focused on leveraging innovative human strategies to influence business strategy, empower leaders, embrace change and deliver business results. He is a passionate advocate for diversity and inclusion and brings deep expertise in talent management, succession, compensation, M&A, labor/union negotiations, and creating high performing teams that drive extraordinary results.
Prior to joining Boeing, D'Ambrose spent almost 14 years as the senior vice president and chief human resources officer for Archer Daniels Midland (ADM), where he oversaw global human resources, helping to lead a corporate culture of innovation, inclusion and integrity. Previously, he served in a series of executive-level business and HR positions, including chief human resources officer at Citigroup, First Data and Toys 'R' Us Inc., along with senior HR roles at Travelers Mortgage Services and Ingersoll-Rand Corporation. He also served as the CEO of Shadow Broadcasting Services and as chief operating officer for Westwood One, Inc.
In addition, D'Ambrose has extensive corporate board experience, serving on the board of directors for Jobs for America's Graduates (JAG) as chair of the Resource Development Committee. He is chairman of the board of directors for The Cornell Center for Advanced Human Resource Studies (CAHRS), and serves on several other high-profile boards, including the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the Center for Executive Succession at the Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina, and the CEO advisory board for the USC Marshall Center for Effective Organizations.
In 2016, D'Ambrose earned HR's highest honor as a fellow of the National Academy of Human Resources, a distinction that—when he was inducted—had only been granted to 163 individuals since 1992. He also helped to create Together We Grow, an association of approximately 50 industrial, educational, NGO and legislative partners focused on driving diversity and inclusion in the agriculture industry.
D'Ambrose holds a bachelor's degree in industrial and labor relations from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.