Boeing appoints Anne Toulouse as interim communications VP

Gbenga Oyebode

Boeing said Anne Toulouse the current Boeing vice president of Global Brand Management will replace Phil Musser as vice president communications on an interim basis.

The company said in a statement that Phil Musser, senior vice president of Communications, will depart the company in early November due to personal and family considerations.

Musser joined the company in September 2017 and over the past year has positioned Boeing Communications for continued growth and success.

“For more than a decade – first as a consultant and then as a member of our Executive Council – Phil has brought passion, creativity, energy and a digital mindset to Boeing Communications,” said Dennis Muilenburg, Boeing chairman, president and CEO. “He’s made meaningful contributions to the company, leading important new investments in our social media strategy and digital and analytics capabilities and driving a new Boeing brand platform. We’re sorry to see him go, but he has made Boeing Communications stronger and we wish him the best in his future endeavors.”

Toulouse joined Boeing in 1989 as media relations manager in Huntington Beach, Calif., at what was then McDonnell Douglas. In 1996, she served as director of Communications at the same location, leading media relations, advertising, employee communications, community relations and marketing communications efforts. From 1999 through 2005, she served as vice president, Corporate Identity and Advertising, followed by the roles of vice president, Business Operations, from 2005 through 2008, and vice president of Employee Communications, from 2008 through 2014 when she assumed her current job.

“Anne brings nearly 30 years of diverse company experience to the role, including leadership positions in media relations, employee communications, and global brand management and advertising, among other key areas,” said Muilenburg. “She’s a natural leader who’s committed to functional excellence, developing our people and serving our customers’ needs.”