Project Description

John Warner | Chair | WISE Consortium Board

John Warner retired from the Boeing Company in July 2002 after 34 years with the company. His position until then from 1997 was as Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer in Corporate Headquarters. He started with Boeing as an engineer after earning undergraduate degrees and a Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Michigan. He also spent a year as a Sloan Fellow at the Stanford Graduate School of Business sponsored by Boeing. Other positions at Boeing included Vice President of Engineering for Commercial Airplanes, President of Boeing Computer Services and President of Information and Support Services.

John was elected to the National Academy of Engineering, the Washington State Academy of Sciences, and is a fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautic, and a fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society.

John is focused in retirement on public education and STEM education in particular. He is Chair of the WISE Consortium Board and on the Boards of the Western Washington University Foundation, Pacific Science Center, IslandWood, and KCTS-9. He is on the Salish Sea Expeditions Advisory Board. He recently completed 11 years on the Board of Trustees for Western Washington University, and served on the Boards of the Alliance for Education, Schools First, The Seattle Foundation, ArtsFund, The Partnership for Learning, was co-chair of the Seattle Schools Community Advisory Committee for Investing in Education Excellence, served on the Higher Education subcommittee of Washington Learns, and the Science Advisory Committee for Seattle Schools.

John and his wife Marilyn live in Seattle and have two children and six grandchildren, all in the area. They come first, the Boards are second.