Vice President, China Business Development, Boeing Commercial Airplanes, The Boeing Company (former)
Laura Peterson is an experienced global executive with Boeing, the nation’s largest exporter and a Fortune 25 company. At Boeing, Laura held a series of executive positions in airplane sales, international business development, global strategy, government relations and homeland security. She served on the executive leadership team of three Boeing Commercial Airplanes (BCA) CEOs, as well as BCA Airplane Production and Supplier Management, BCA Strategy and Boeing International. She was tapped multiple times to address emergent and priority areas of high strategic and financial importance to the company and was entrusted with many of the company’s most important partnerships spanning customers, production system suppliers, technology partners, governments and others. Her most recent role was Vice President, Business Development for China, Boeing’s largest commercial market.
Laura also led relationships with key customers and the achievement of $10 billion in new airplane sales; developed and negotiated international agreements with implications for sales, production, technology and services operations; managed $3 billion in offset obligations in growth markets including India, Korea and Southeast Asia and led post-911 stand-up workforce planning with the Transportation Security Administration for the onboarding of 30,000 employees.
Laura received her engineering degree from Stanford University and an MBA from The Wharton School. She has served on boards in the education, economic development and arts arenas for over 20 years in executive and director capacities and is a Director of Air Transport Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATSG).