Denson-Low to lead Boeing's internal governance office

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Wanda Denson-Low is to assume the senior VP role in Boeing’s office of internal governance on May 4 following incumbent Bonnie Soodik’s decision to retire after 30 years with the US manufacturer.

Denson-Low, who leads the legal staff supporting Boeing Integrated Defense Systems (IDS), will report to chief executive Jim McNerney. She also will replace Soodik as a member of the company’s executive council.

“Bonnie [Soodik] set Boeing on a path building an ethics and compliance program that is among industry’s best,” says McNerney in a statement. “She has exemplified the best in leadership as she established a new organization and set high expectations for her team and our entire company along the way.”

As leader of the office of internal governance Denson-Low will be responsible for internal audit, ethics and business conduct, import- and export-related activities, as well as overall compliance requirements.

She joined Hughes Aircraft 1984 and rose to general counsel of its satellite business when Boeing acquired the company in 1998. Denson-Low then became chief counsel for Boeing’s new Space and Communications division, and when Boeing combined its space and defense businesses into IDS in 2002, she became VP of human resources. In 2003 she was named VP and assistant general counsel for IDS.

Soodik, who once worked for Douglas Aircraft, leaves Boeing on June 1.