CHICAGO — Ann Toulouse, who has been Boeing’s interim comms leader since September, has been given the job on a permanent basis.

A 30-year company vet, Toulouse will continue leading the aerospace and defense giant’s global communications and brand activities as SVP of communications. Her responsibilities include, brand development, digital and creative services, as well as executive and employee communications. She reports to chairman, president and CEO Dennis Muilenburg and serves on the company's executive council.

"Anne has worked tirelessly over the course of her 30-year Boeing career to strengthen the company brand and share our story with key stakeholders," said Muilenburg. "A proven leader with a unique combination of creativity, passion, business acumen, One Boeing strength, and a customer-focused mindset, Anne has the right skills, experiences, values and strategic thinking to lead our world-class communications organization." 

Toulouse stepped into the role in September when Phil Musser, citing family reasons, left Boeing after a year in the job.

At that time, Toulouse had just shy of five years as VP, global brand management, leading global brand-building programs designed to help position the century-old company for growth. Responsibilities included the company's brand strategy, global advertising, sponsorships, the Boeing Store, the in-house creative team, historical archives and corporate identity.

Toulouse has also held a number of other Boeing positions including VP of employee communications, business operations and corporate identity and advertising.