Kristen Richmond is the managing director for Strategic Engagement Execution and Advocacy at Boeing Commercial Airplanes. Previously she held the role of Director, International Strategy and Business Development from November 2019-February 2021.
Richmond served as chief of staff for Boeing International, reporting to then BI President Marc Allen, and as the Director, International Policy for BI President Sir Michael Arthur. She joined Boeing International in July 2018, with nearly 25 years of private and public sector experience in policy, law and international business, including an assignment in Beijing to develop Boeing’s strategy in China.
Richmond previously served as director for international intellectual property policy at Microsoft. In this role, her practice was focused on shaping policy to support Microsoft’s business as it relates to intellectual property. Her primary focus was policy issues in China, Brazil and the United States.
Prior to joining Boeing, Richmond worked as a lobbyist for the American Heart Association, overseeing local, state and federal policy. She started her career in policy as a legislative aide to Senator Ted Stevens from Alaska, based in his Washington, D.C., office from 1993 to 1996. A graduate of the University of Oregon School of Law, Richmond practiced law for five years before returning to the policy arena. She earned a bachelor’s degree in European history and diplomacy from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. Richmond is a member of the bar in both Alaska and Washington state.