The Info List - James McNerney

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WALTER JAMES "JIM" MCNERNEY JR. (born August 22, 1949 in Providence , Rhode Island
Rhode Island
) is a business executive who was chairman of The Boeing
Company until March 1, 2016. He previously served as President and CEO of the company until July 2015.


* 1 Education

* 2 Career

* 2.1 Boeing
* 2.2 Positions

* 3 References * 4 External links


McNerney was born in Providence, Rhode Island. He graduated from New Trier High School in Winnetka , Illinois
in 1967. He attended Yale University , receiving a B.A. degree in 1971. While at Yale, he was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon Fraternity. At Yale, he excelled in baseball and hockey . After graduating from Yale, he worked for a year at both British United Provident and G.D. Searle, LLC , then attended Harvard Business School
Harvard Business School
, receiving a Master of Business Administration in 1975.


McNerney began his business career at Procter president of GE Asia-Pacific; president and CEO of GE Electrical Distribution and Control; executive vice president of GE Capital, one of the world's largest financial service companies; and president of GE Information Services. McNerney competed with Bob Nardelli and Jeff Immelt to succeed the retiring Jack Welch as chairman and CEO of General Electric. When Immelt won the three-way race, McNerney and Nardelli left GE (as was Welch's plan); McNerney was hired by 3M in 2001.

From 2001 to 2005, McNerney held the position as chairman of the board and CEO of 3M , a $20 billion global industrial company with leading positions in electronics, telecommunications, industrial, consumer and office products, health care, safety and other businesses.


On June 30, 2005 The Boeing
Company hired McNerney as the Chairman
, President and CEO . McNerney oversaw the strategic direction of the Chicago
-based, $61.5 billion aerospace company. With more than 160,500 employees, Boeing
is the largest manufacturer of commercial airliners and military aircraft, with capabilities in aircraft, rotorcraft, electronic and defense systems, missiles, satellites and advanced information and communications systems. Compensation

In 2007, as CEO of Boeing, W. James McNerney Jr. made $12,904,478 in total compensation, which included a base salary of $1,800,077, a cash bonus of $4,266,500, options granted of $5,871,650, and Other $966,251.

In 2008, his total compensation increased to $14,765,410, which included a base salary of $1,915,288, a cash bonus of $6,089,625, and options granted of $5,914,440.

In 2009, his total compensation decreased to $13,705,435, which included a base salary of $1,930,000, a cash bonus of $4,500,300, stock options granted of $3,136,251, stock granted of $3,136,242, and other compensation totaling $1,002,642.

In 2013, McNerney made $23.2 million in total compensation, which included a $1.9 million salary, $3.7 million stock award, $3.7 million stock option grant, and an annual incentive bonus of $12.8 million.

In 2014, as Chairman
and CEO of Boeing, McNerney made $29 million in total compensation. Of the total: $2,004,231 was received as a salary; $14,400,000 was received as an annual bonus and a 3-year performance bonus; $6,272,517 was awarded as stock (none was received in stock options); and other compensation totaling $760,000.


McNerney had been a member of the Boeing
board of directors since 2001. He is also a member of the board of directors of Procter & Gamble and IBM
. He served as Chairman
of The Business Council in 2007 and 2008. He is a current member of the Northwestern University
Northwestern University
Board of Trustees, is a Trustee at the Center for Strategic and International Studies and served as Chairman
of the President's Export Council, appointed by President Barack Obama
Barack Obama

In December 2016, McNerney joined a business forum assembled by then president-elect Donald Trump to provide strategic and policy advice on economic issues. Career path


1975–1978 Procter & Gamble Brand Manager

1978–1982 McKinsey & Company
McKinsey & Company
Senior Manager

1982–1988 GE Mobile Communications General Manager

1988–1989 GE Information Services President

1989–1991 GE Financial Services and GE Capital Executive Vice President

1991–1992 GE Electrical Distribution and Control President and CEO

1993–1995 GE Asia-Pacific President

1995–1997 GE Lighting President

1997–2000 GE Aircraft Engines President and CEO

2000–2005 3M President and CEO

2005–2015 The Boeing
Company Chairman, President and CEO


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Holders Vote on CEO- Chairman
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CEO". Crain\'s Chicago Business . Retrieved September 30, 2007. * ^ Strahler, Steven R. (July 4, 2005). "Lofty expectations await Boeing\'s CEO; McNerney a boost to faded civic arena.(W. James McNerney Jr. appointed as chairman and chief executive officer)". Crain's Chicago
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CEO McNerney soars in 2013"; by Gary Strauss; 14 March 2014. * ^ A B C Seattle Times: " Boeing
CEO’s compensation $29M, including $14M bonuses"; by Dominic Gates; 13 March 2015. * ^ Salary.com: 2014 Boeing
executive compensation for W. James McNerney . accessed 7.17.2015. * ^ The Business Council, Official website, Background Archived March 3, 2016, at the Wayback Machine
Wayback Machine
. * ^ "Board of Trustees". * ^ Carney, Timothy (2011-04-24) Boeing
lives by big government, dies by big government, Washington Examiner . * ^ Bryan, Bob (2 Dec 2016). "Trump is forming an economic advisory team with the CEOs of Disney, General Motors, JPMorgan, and more". Business Insider. Retrieved 1 June 2017.


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