Boeing‘s board of directors has a new member.
The board has selected Larry Kellner, president of Emerald Creek Group, a private equity firm in Houston, as its newest addition.
Kellner served as chairman and CEO of Continental Airlines from 2004 through 2009. He also has held executive positions at American Savings Bank and at The Koll Co., a private real estate investment and construction firm.
“Larry brings to our board significant industry experience spanning strategy, operations and finance,” Boeing chairman, president and CEO Jim McNerney said in a statement. “He understands the challenges our customers face in increasingly competitive markets, and we will benefit from having his perspective on our board.”
Kellner will serve on the board’s audit and finance committees.
He holds a bachelor of science in business administration from the University of South Carolina. He is married and has four children.