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John Hinshaw, CIO, the Boeing Company

As Chief Information Officer of the Boeing Company, John Hinshaw oversees the IT strategy, operations, processes and over 8,500 IT employees of the world’s largest aerospace company. Responsible for the growth of Boeing’s business by partnering with the business units on IT related revenue generating programs, Hinshaw is in charge of all aspects of information security across the global reach of the company.

Prior to joining Boeing as CIO in June 2007, Hinshaw was the chief information officer of Verizon Wireless for 14 years. With Verizon, he held multiple positions focused on enabling business growth, reducing costs and improving business productivity. While at Verizon, John’s IT organization was ranked in the top 15 Best Places to work by Computerworld in 2006. Prior to Verizon, John worked as a consultant for Accenture, the Department of Commerce in the American Embassy in London and the Department of Defense Naval Engineering Command in Norfolk, Va.

Hinshaw has received numerous accolades for his work. In 2009, he was named CIO of the year by the Executives’ Club of Chicago and the Association of Information Technology Professionals. That same year, he was honored with the Top Ten Leaders and Change Agents Award at the Global CIO Summit. In 2008, Hinshaw was named to Crain’s Chicago Business ’40 under 40′ list recognizing 40 notable leaders in their fields who are 40 years or younger. In 1991, he received the United States Department of Commerce Recognition Award for Exemplary Contributions in Information Technology.

Hinshaw holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Computer Information Systems from James Madison University, in Harrisonburg, Va., and serves on the Board of Directors of Narus, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of The Boeing Company.

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