As the Director of Environmental Strategy at Boeing, Sean Newsum leads a team that addresses key industry-wide environmental issues, including aircraft emissions and community noise reduction, sustainable biofuel development, and pursuing methods to enhance environmental performance. Newsum's expertise in biofuel development stems from over 20 years at the Boeing Company, having worked in various roles from program management to marketing and business development. In his current position, Newsum is responsible for developing an integrated strategy to ensure that Commercial Airplanes' products and services are aligned with Boeing's environmental performance objectives. He also represents Boeing with key industry bodies, including the Committee on Aviation Environmental Protection.
He earned his B.S. in mechanical engineering and his MBA in technology management from the University of Washington.