The award recognizes Boeing’s generous support of NCIV and its member organizations, including financial contributions, Board participation, meetings with international visitors, and sponsorship of community programs on diplomacy. Boeing was nominated for the award by NCIV members World Chicago, the World Affairs Council of Seattle, and the World Affairs Council of St. Louis.
In accepting the award, Mr. Bell said that “when people have a shared mission with another party – whether it’s diplomatic in nature or, in our business, supporting commercial airplane and military customers – we are more likely to find common ground, solutions, and a way forward when we are able to meet in person. Boeing’s global workforce shares the NCIV’s passion for engaging the world community, and we thank the NCIV for this honor.”
Mark Rebstock, Interim President of NCIV, said, “Boeing has been an invaluable corporate partner to the NCIV network. We are pleased to recognize their commitment to supporting and embracing citizen diplomacy at the national and international levels.”
NCIV’s National Meeting continues through February 18. For more information, visit
About the National Council for International Visitors (NCIV)
NCIV is a non-profit membership association with 50 years of leadership in citizen diplomacy – the concept that in a vibrant democracy, the individual citizen has the responsibility to help shape foreign relations “one handshake at a time.” NCIVs membership includes individuals, program agencies, and more than 90 organizations in communities throughout the United States who design and implement professional programs, provide cultural activities, and offer home hospitality opportunities for foreign leaders and specialists participating in the U.S. Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) and other exchange programs. With leadership and training provided by NCIV, member organizations are expert at matching the resources of their communities with the needs of international visitors. Each year the aggregate efforts of NCIV members involve more than 80,000 volunteers.
More information is available at www.nciv.org.
About The Boeing Company
Boeing is the world's largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners and defense, space and security systems. A top U.S. exporter, the company supports airlines and U.S. and allied government customers in 150 countries. Boeing products and tailored services include commercial and military aircraft, satellites, weapons, electronic and defense systems, launch systems, advanced information and communication systems, and performance-