Boeing announced today that Anne Toulouse, senior vice president of Communications, has elected to step down from her role at year end and retire next year after 30 years with the company.
“Anne has been an outstanding leader and committed contributor to Boeing over her entire career,” said Boeing President and CEO Dennis Muilenburg. “I could not be more grateful for her dedication to this company, her One Boeing leadership style, and her strong commitment to investing in our people and culture.”
Toulouse, 61, became interim senior vice president of Communications, reporting to Dennis Muilenburg, Boeing’s President and CEO, in September 2018. She served on the company’s Executive Council and took over the permanent communications role in February of 2019.
After joining the company in 1989 as a media relations manager at McDonnell Douglas, Toulouse advanced to lead Boeing’s global brand-building programs, helping position the company for growth in its second century. Over her career, she was responsible for the company’s brand strategy, global advertising, sponsorships, the Boeing Store, the in-house creative team, historical archives and corporate identity. She led a large-scale, multi-channel initiative to observe the company’s centennial anniversary in 2016. She also served as vice president for Employee Communications, Business Operations and Corporate Identity and Advertising.
Toulouse is the second top executive to step down as Boeing going through its Max crisis. Kevin McAllister, Boeing’s commercial aircraft chief since 2016, left the company in October. He was replaced by longtime Boeing insider Stan Deal, the former chief executive of Boeing Global Services.