Ted Colbert

by Justin Cates
Ted Colbert
Executive Vice President & President & CEO, Boeing Defense, Space & Security
The Boeing Company

Ted Colbert is Executive Vice President of The Boeing Company and President and Chief Executive Officer of Boeing Defense, Space & Security, which provides solutions for defense, government, space, intelligence, and security customers worldwide.

Prior to his current position, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the company’s Global Services business unit, Chief Information Officer and Senior Vice President of Information Technology & Data Analytics, among other positions.

In 2022, The Black Engineer of the Year Awards (BEYA) named Colbert Black Engineer of the Year, the organization’s top honor. In 2021 he was named one of the Most Influential Black Executives in Corporate America by Savoy magazine.

Colbert currently serves on the board of directors of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, the Virginia Tech Innovation Campus Advisory Board, and New Leaders, where he serves as board chair. Additionally, he completed two terms on the Georgia Tech President’s Advisory Board. Colbert serves on the board of Archer Daniels Midland (ADM).

Colbert completed the Dual Degree Engineering Program at the Georgia Institute of Technology and Morehouse College with Bachelor’s degrees in Industrial and Systems Engineering and Interdisciplinary Science.

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