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
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.
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
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.