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Sean Newsum

Director, Environmental Sustainability Strategy Global Enterprise Sustainability at Boeing Commercial Airplanes

Sean Newsum is director of Environmental Sustainability Strategy. In this role, he leads
a team that addresses key industry-wide environmental issues, including aircraft
emissions, community noise reduction, sustainable aviation fuel development, and other
opportunities to enhance commercial aviation’s environmental performance.
Newsum is also responsible for developing an integrated strategy to ensure that Boeing
products and services are aligned with company and aviation industry environmental
objectives, with a particular focus on carbon emissions and sustainable aviation fuel
strategies. This involves representing Boeing with aviation stakeholders and key industry
bodies, including the International Civil Aviation Organization Committee on Aviation
Environmental Protection, as a member of the Air Transport Action Group board of
directors, and environmental committee vice-chair of the Aerospace Industries
During his more than 30 years at Boeing, Newsum has served in positions of increasing
responsibility in engineering, program management, strategy, marketing and business
development in commercial airplanes, services, and corporate business units. In addition
to his expertise in aviation sustainability, he is also accomplished in information servicesrelated businesses, including airplane health management, in-flight connectivity and
electronic flight bag. He began his career at Boeing working in noise engineering on 737,
757 and 777 product development.
A native of Washington state, Newsum earned a Bachelor of Science degree in
mechanical engineering and a master’s degree in business administration from the
University of Washington.