About the Speaker | UNT Kuehne Speaker Series

About the Speaker

On Wednesday, October 16, the Kuehne Speaker Series welcomes Alan Mulally as the fall 2019 featured speaker.

Alan Mulally

Alan Mulally‚Äč

Former President and CEO of Ford Motor Company
and The Boeing Company

Alan Mulally served as president and chief executive officer of the Ford Motor Company and as a member of Ford's board of directors from 2006-2014.

Mulally led Ford's transformation into one of the world's leading automobile companies and the number one automobile brand in the United States. He guided Ford in working together on a compelling vision, comprehensive strategy and implementation of the One Ford plan to deliver profitable growth for all of the company's stakeholders.

Prior to joining Ford, Mulally served The Boeing Company for 37 years as executive vice president, and president and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes and of Boeing Information, Space and Defense Systems. Mulally led the transformation of Boeing Commercial Airplanes and Boeing Information and Defense Systems to the number one commercial airplane company and aerospace company in the world.

Throughout his career, Mulally has been recognized for his contributions, industry leadership and service, including being named number three on Fortune's list of World's Greatest Leaders, one of the 30 World's Best CEOs by Barron's magazine, one of The World's Most Influential People by Time magazine and Chief Executive of the Year by Chief Executive magazine. He was also honored with the American Society for Quality's medal for excellence in executive leadership and the Thomas Edison Achievement Award. Mulally is a Museum of Flight Pathfinder and a member of the Automobile Hall of Fame.

Mulally previously served on President Obama's United States Export Council. He served as co-chairman of the Washington Competitiveness Council, and has served on the United States Air Force Scientific Advisory Board and the advisory boards of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the University of Washington, the University of Kansas and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Mulally has also served as president of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and as chairman of the Board of Governors of the Aerospace Industries Association.

Mulally is a member of the United States National Academy of Engineering and a fellow of England's Royal Academy of Engineering.

Mulally currently serves on the board of directors of Google, Carbon 3D and the Mayo Clinic.

Mulally holds Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in aeronautical and astronautical engineering from the University of Kansas, and earned a master's in management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as an Alfred P. Sloan Fellow.


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