Who is Stephanie Pope, the New Boeing Commercial Airplanes CEO?

March 25, 2024
Stephanie Pope replaces Stan Deal.

Stephanie Pope has been appointed to lead Boeing Commercial Airplanes, following the retirement of Stan Deal, effective March 25.

Pope has been serving as chief operating officer of Boeing since January of this year. When Boeing named Pope chief operating officer, the company said the position was newly created. As Boeing COO, Pope oversaw the performance of the company's three business units with responsibility for driving supply chain, quality, manufacturing and engineering excellence across the company. 

In December 2023, Boeing CEO Dave Calhoun, announcing Pope as COO, said, "Stephanie brings tremendous operational, financial and customer experience to this role, as well as a proven record of performance across our commercial, defense and services business units. Next year will be a significant transitional year in our performance as we continue to restore our operational and financial strength; and Stephanie will help drive the stability and predictability necessary to ensure we deliver on our customer, employee, regulatory, investor and other stakeholder commitments."

Prior to taking on her role as COO, Pope served as president and chief executive officer of Boeing Global Services. She started this role in April 2022. Here she was responsible for leading the company's aerospace services development and delivery model for commercial, government and aviation industry customers worldwide, focusing on global supply chain and parts distribution, aircraft modifications and maintenance, digital solutions, aftermarket engineering, analytics and training.

Previously, she was chief financial officer of Boeing Commercial Airplanes. In nearly three decades of service at Boeing, Pope has held a number of leadership positions of increasing responsibility in all three business units, within programs and at the corporate level.

Pope was an Eisenhower Fellow in Brussels and Ireland in 2008 and has a bachelor's degree in accounting from Southwest Missouri State University and a Master of Business Administration from Lindenwood University.