Shephard Hill is president of Boeing International and a member of the company's Executive Council. Named to this position in October 2007, Hill, 55, oversees the company's international affairs and has leadership responsibilities for 20 Boeing in-country operations throughout the world. Before this appointment, Hill was senior vice president of Business Development and Strategy. He was responsible for analyzing and developing plans to drive the company's growth and nurture new businesses. A member of the Boeing Executive Council, he coordinated the company's Corporate Development function, with responsibility for acquisitions, divestitures, mergers, equity investments and joint ventures. Previously, Hill was vice president, Business Development, at Boeing Integrated Defense Systems (IDS), with responsibility for the development, integration and implementation of IDS customer and business strategies. Before that, Hill was vice president, Boeing Space and Communications (S&C) Government Relations, with responsibility for the management and direction of S&C's business interests and activities in the Washington, D.C. area, including marketing, legislative affairs, trade, and media relations. In his first position with Boeing, Hill was vice president, Space Systems, for the company's Integrated Space and Defense Systems business unit. Hill joined Boeing when the company acquired Rockwell's Aerospace and Defense business in 1996. At that time, Hill was Rockwell's Vice President, Aerospace Government Affairs and Marketing. Prior to joining Rockwell in 1987, Hill served as Chief of Staff and Legislative Director to Congressman Bill Chappell (D-FL) from 1980 to 1987.