Theodore (Ted) Colbert III

by Justin Cates
Theodore (Ted) Colbert III
President & Chief Executive Officer, Boeing Defense, Space & Security

Ted Colbert III is Executive Vice President, President and Chief Executive Officer, Defense, Space & Security for Boeing.

In this role, Colbert provides solutions for defense, government, space, intelligence and security customers worldwide. Beyond the United States, Defense, Space & Security has prominent operations in Australia, India, Saudi Arabia, and the United Kingdom. Colbert is a member of Boeing’s Executive Council.

Colbert is a member of the Executive Leadership Council (ELC) and 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.

Colbert is also a non-executive board member of Archer Daniels Midland and a member of the National Space Council’s Users Advisory Group, which is chaired by Vice President of the United States Kamala Harris.

In 2022, The Black Engineer of the Year Awards named Colbert Black Engineer of the Year, the organization’s top honor.

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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