Michael D’Ambrose has been named the executive vice president of Human Resources by Boeing, effective July 6. He will succeed Wendy Livingston, who has served in an interim capacity since April.
D’Ambrose will be responsible for the company’s leadership and learning, talent planning, employee and labor relations, total rewards, and diversity and inclusion initiatives. He will report to Boeing President and CEO David Calhoun, serve on the company’s Executive Council and be based in Chicago.
David Calhoun in his statement said “Michael is joining Boeing at a critical time as we align our workforce with what will be a smaller and more competitive aerospace industry in the coming years,”
“He brings to this effort and our other business priorities extensive experience leading through organizational change, passionate advocacy for diversity and inclusion, and commitment to identifying, developing and retaining the industry’s top talent.
“I’d also like to thank Wendy for her tremendous leadership in recent months, particularly as we navigated the pandemic’s initial impact on our business and people,”
Calhoun added. “I look forward to her continued support and success as we further strengthen our world-class Human Resources team and position Boeing as a global employer of choice.”
D’Ambrose holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial and labor relations from Cornell University, where he chairs the advisory board at the Center for Advanced Human Resource Studies. In 2016, he was inducted as a fellow of the National Academy of Human Resources. He also is a certified recreational pilot.
D’Ambrose has more than four decades of business experience across multiple industries, spending the past 14 years at ADM. Prior to that, he led global human resources teams at companies such as Citigroup, First Data and Toys ‘R’ Us.
D’Ambrose joined Boeing from ADM, one of the world’s largest agribusinesses with more than 60 billion U.S. dollars in annual revenue.