The Boeing board of directors on January 10 accepted the resignation of director William M. Daley who, on January 7, submitted his request to resign following his appointment as U.S. President Barack Obama's chief of staff.
"All of us at Boeing thank Bill for his contributions to our company and wish him well as he tackles this next phase of his exemplary public service career," said chairman, president and chief executive Jim McNerney.
The resignation is effective as of January 7. Daley, 62, joined the board in 2006. His public career includes serving as President Bill Clinton's Commerce secretary from January 1997 to July 2000.