In May 2017, Debra Santos became the Chief Marketing Officer for Boeing Global Services, Commercial Marketing based in Seattle, Washington. In this role, Debra is responsible for branding, positioning, promoting and supporting the development and sales of current and new products and services. A major focus of Boeing Global Services is enhancing the lifecycle of Boeing products such as Global Fleet Care, Boeing Converted Freighters, Integrated Material Solutions and Maintenance, Modification and Engineering Services. Prior to her current assignment she spent six years as the Managing Director of Boeing Commercial Airplanes Marketing for Europe. Debra spent five years as a Director in International Sales. Based in London, she was responsible for customer accounts in the UK, Portugal, Germany, Greece and Cyprus.
Debra has held a number of key positions in Boeing including Director of BCA Competitive Strategy and Brand Manager for the Boeing Commercial Airplanes 777 Program, which was the first position of this kind.
From 1991-1999, Debra held several management positions - Senior Marketing Manager for Product & Performance Analysis, Manager for Product Marketing, and Manager of Flight Operations Engineering in the Customer Services Division. From 1986-1990, she worked in Engineering at Boeing Commercial Airplane Group.
Debra joined Boeing in 1984 as an engineer. She also served in the United States Navy Reserve from 1985 to 1995 as an Aeronautical Engineering Duty Officer. She has a Bachelor of Science degrees in Mechanical Engineering & Industrial Engineering from California State University, Long Beach, and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Washington. Debra is an alumnus of Said Business School, University of Oxford, where she studied strategy scenario planning.