Boeing has appointed Michael D’Ambrose as
Executive Vice President of Human Resources, effective 6 July 2020.
will succeed Wendy Livingston, who has served in an interim
capacity since April.
In this role, Michael will be
responsible for the company’s leadership and learning, talent
planning, employee and labor relations, total rewards, and
diversity and inclusion initiatives.
He will report to Boeing
President and CEO David Calhoun, serve on the company’s Executive
Council and be based in Chicago.
“Michael is joining Boeing
at a critical time as we align our workforce with what will be a
smaller and more competitive aerospace industry in the coming
years,” said Calhoun. “He brings to this effort and our other
business priorities extensive experience leading through
organizational change, passionate advocacy for diversity and
inclusion, and commitment to identifying, developing and retaining
the industry’s top talent.”
Michael joins Boeing from ADM, one of the
world’s largest agribusinesses and a global leader in human and
animal nutrition, with more than $60 billion in annual revenue. He
has served as senior vice president and chief human resources
officer at ADM since 2006. In that role, he led the continued
modernization of all global human resources activities, as well as
the enterprise transformation of ADM through significant organic
growth and M&A activity over the past decade.
While at ADM,
Michael founded and led Together We Grow, a group of industrial,
educational, non-government organization and legislative partners
focused on driving diversity and inclusion – and building a strong
talent pipeline – throughout the U.S. food and agriculture
Michael has more than four decades of business
experience across multiple industries, spending the past 14 years
at ADM. Prior to that, he led global human resources teams at
companies such as Citigroup, First Data and Toys ‘R’ Us.
Michael holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial and labor
relations from Cornell University, where he chairs the advisory
board at the Center for Advanced Human Resource Studies. In 2016,
he was inducted as a fellow of the National Academy of Human
Resources. He also is a certified recreational pilot.
Wendy Livingston will support a thorough transition of responsibilities
before resuming her previous role as vice president, Corporate
“I’d also like to thank Wendy for her tremendous
leadership in recent months, particularly as we navigated the
pandemic’s initial impact on our business and people,” Calhoun
said. “I look forward to her continued support and success as we
further strengthen our world-class Human Resources team and
position Boeing as a global employer of choice.”
Boeing currently employs more than 160,000 people