Jeffrey “Jeff” L. Turner retired April 5, 2013 as President and CEO of Spirit AeroSystems, Inc., a position he had held since June 2005, upon the divestiture of the Boeing Commercial Airplanes Wichita Division. As CEO, he successfully led the transition from Boeing Division to independent company completing the company’s Initial Public Offering (IPO) in November, 2006. Spirit AeroSystems is now listed (SPR) on the New York Stock Exchange. Mr. Turner was a member of Spirit AeroSystems’ Board of Directors from 2005-2014.
Mr. Turner in a partner in the Turner Nichols Williams Group which focuses on developing and growing small businesses in the Wichita, KS area. He serves on the Board of Directors of Rockwell Collins and INTRUST Bank. He is also very involved in the local community having served on a number of boards and currently Co-Chairs the community Leadership Council, as well as the Board of Directors for “Doc’s Friends”, a non-profit organization leading the effort to restore one of the last remaining B-29 aircraft to flying condition. Jeff and his wife, Rhonda, are active members of their church and have two adult children and four grandchildren.