James F. Albaugh

James F. Albaugh

Independent Lead Director Since: 2020

Director Since: 2017

Age: 72

Committees: Audit Committee; Governance and Nominating Committee

Career Highlights and Qualifications: Mr. Albaugh was President and Chief Executive Officer of The Boeing Company’s (“Boeing”) Commercial Airplanes business unit from 2009 - 2012. Prior to holding that position, Mr. Albaugh was President and Chief Executive Officer of Boeing’s Integrated Defense Systems business unit from 2002 - 2009. He joined Boeing in 1975 and held various other executive positions prior to 2002, including President and Chief Executive of Space and Communications and President of Space Transportation. Mr. Albaugh was a member of Boeing’s Executive Council from 1998 - 2012. In addition, he was a senior advisor to Perella Weinberg Partners, a global advisory and asset management firm from September 2016 - 2018. Previously, Mr. Albaugh was a senior advisor to The Blackstone Group L.P. from December 2012 - 2016.

Other Public Company Directorships:

  • Current: American Airlines Group Inc.
  • Previous: Goldman Sachs Acquisition Holdings (2018 – 2020); Harris Corporation (2016 – 2019); B/E Aerospace, Inc. (2014 – 2017); TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. (2006 – 2015).

Other Affiliations: 

  • Current: Board of Directors of Aloft Aeroarchitects (formerly PATS Aerospace) and Belcan Corporation; Chairman, National Aeronautic Association; Board of Trustees, Willamette University and the Columbia University School of Engineering; elected member of the International Academy of Aeronautics and the National Academy of Engineering; Senior Advisor, Industrial Development Funding, LLC.
  • Previous: President, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics; Chairman, Aerospace Industries Association; Member, Air Force Association and Association of the United States Army.

Attributes and Skills: Mr. Albaugh’s executive leadership experience in the aerospace and airline industry, including his experience with complex systems, contracts and governmental oversight, as well as his accounting and financial literacy and public company board and corporate governance experience, enables him to provide valuable insight and perspectives to the Board.