Patrick M. (Pat) Shanahan is senior vice president and general manager of Airplane Programs for The Boeing Company’s Commercial Airplanes business. A 25-year Boeing veteran, Shanahan is responsible for the design, assembly, and delivery of all airplane models, including the 737, 747, 767, 777 and 787 Dreamliner. Prior to his current assignment, Shanahan served as vice president and general manager for multiple organizations within Boeing’s Commercial and Defense businesses, including the 787 Dreamliner program, Missile Defense Systems, Army Systems, and the 757 Program, respectively.
Shanahan is a Fellow of The Royal Aeronautical Society and the Society of Manufacturing Engineers. He also serves as President of Boeing Management Association and participates in numerous professional and charitable organizations, including the Washington Roundtable, Washington Higher Education Task Force and American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
A Washington state native, Shanahan graduated the University of Washington with a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and a dual Masters of Science in Mechanical Engineering and Management from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
He is current Vice Chair of the Board of Regents for 2014-15.
- Appointed by Governor Christine Gregoire from January 17, 2012 to September 30, 2016
- Confirmed by Senate on March 7, 2012