Executive Biography of Stayce D. Harris

Stayce D. Harris
Former United Airlines Pilot;
Former Inspector General, U.S. Air Force

Boeing director since: 2021

Professional highlights:

  • Inspector General, U.S. Air Force (2017-2019)
  • Assistant Vice Chief of Staff and Director Air Staff, U.S. Air Force (2016-2017)
  • Commander, 22nd Air Force (2014-2016)
  • 747 Pilot, United Airlines (1990-2020 with military leave of absence 2014-2019)
  • Senior Strategist/Air Force Reserve Advisor to Commander, Air Mobility Command and 18th Air Force (2012-2014)
  • Senior Strategist/Air Force Reserve Advisor to Commander, U.S. Africa Command on Reserve Matters (2010-2012)

Independent: Yes

Other current public company directorships:

  • BlackRock Fixed-Income Funds

Lieutenant General Harris brings extensive aerospace and aviation experience to the Board. General Harris is an experienced Boeing 747 pilot, with over 10,000 flight hours safely transporting passengers and cargo worldwide in the Boeing 747, 757, 767 and 777 aircraft for United Airlines before her retirement in 2020. Her extensive experience as a pilot, together with her deep knowledge of safety protocols and flight procedures, adds to the Board’s expertise in aviation safety and provides hands-on familiarity with pilots’ and crew interaction with complex aerospace systems, including in particular Boeing aircraft. Before retiring from the Air Force in 2019, she was a United States Air Force Reserve Lieutenant General, serving in several senior roles, including most recently as Inspector General of the Air Force and, before that, the Assistant Vice Chief of Staff of the Air Force. General Harris was the first African American woman to command an Air Force operational flying squadron, wing and numbered Air Force. Her military and aviation expertise, extensive leadership experience, and demonstrated record of leading teams with honor and integrity as paramount values all bring significant value to the Board. General Harris’ prior experiences also bring to the Board an extensive background and expertise in audit and cybersecurity matters. General Harris earned a Bachelor of Science degree in industrial and systems engineering from the University of Southern California and a Master of Aviation Management degree from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. She also has a certificate in cybersecurity oversight from Carnegie Mellon University. As a result of her extensive cybersecurity expertise, General Harris is the Board’s primary cybersecurity expert who participates in multiple deep dives and engages regularly with management on cyber-related topics.

General Harris is a member of the Aerospace Safety Committee, the Governance & Public Policy Committee, and the Special Programs Committee.