Ed Dandridge
Ed Dandridge

Boeing has named Ed Dandridge the company's senior vice president and chief communications officer, effective Sept. 28.

Dandridge comes to Boeing from AIG, where he was global chief marketing and communications officer, AIG General Insurance. He succeeds Greg Smith, who has been Boeing's interim chief communications officer since July, taking over for Niel Golightly, who stepped down after it was revealed that he wrote an article three decades ago opposing women’s service in the military.

In his new role, Dandridge will oversee all aspects of Boeing's communications, including business unit communications, corporate communications, media relations, public affairs, leadership communications, employee engagement and corporate branding, as well as channel and content marketing.

"I know Ed will continue to build on our unwavering commitment to engaging our associates and stakeholders with transparency as we confront these challenging times as an industry and company," said Boeing president and CEO David Calhoun.

Boeing supports commercial and government customers in more than 150 countries, employing more than 160,000 people worldwide.