Bro. Theodore Colbert III
In March 2022, Boeing announced Brother Ted Colbert as president and chief executive officer of its Defense, Space and Security business. As president and CEO of Boeing Defense, Space and Security (BDS), Colbert will oversee all aspects of the company’s business unit that provides technology, products and solutions for defense, government, space, intelligence, and security customers worldwide. BDS had 2021 revenue of $26 billion.
Colbert joined Boeing in 2009. Prior to his role as president and CEO, he served as chief information officer (CIO) and senior vice president of Information Technology & Data Analytics. In 2022, The Black Engineer of the Year Awards (BEYA) named Colbert Black Engineer of the Year, the organization’s top honor.
Colbert is a 2003 initiate of Gamma Lambda Chapter.
Colbert’s other recent accomplishments include winning the 2019 Digital Innovator Award from the Information Technology Senior Management Forum; the 2018 Forbes CIO Innovation Award; recognition as one of the Most Powerful Executives in Corporate America by Black Enterprise magazine in 2017; 2017 Morehouse College Bennie Leadership Award for Excellence in Business; recognition as the 2016 National Society of Black Engineers Golden Torch Legacy Award winner; recognition as the HMG Strategy 2016 CIO of the Year; and, being named a 2015 Ebony Power 100 honoree.
Colbert completed the Dual Degree Engineering Program at the Georgia Institute of Technology and Morehouse College with degrees in Industrial and Systems Engineering and Interdisciplinary Science. He is a member of the Executive Leadership Council (ELC) and the CNBC Technology Executive Council. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, the Georgia Tech Advisory Board and New Leaders.