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2019 Distinguished Alumni

PAUL GEERY

Paul Geery

Vice President, Boeing Defense Space & Security (ret.)
1981, A.A., American River Junior College
1983, B.S. Electrical Engineering
1991, M.B.A., Pepperdine University

In his more than 30 years with Boeing, Paul Geery has been a critical member of some of the most cutting-edge technology and engineering teams in the world. As a Vice President of Boeing’s Defense Space & Security unit, he led development of numerous next-generation communications and intelligence systems and served as the site executive for the 5,000-employee Huntington Beach facility.

Geery has worked on numerous projects with national significance, with customers including NASA, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and the US Army and Air Force. In his years with McDonnell Douglas and Boeing, he led a team in the development and launch of many elements of the International Space Station. Among several recognitions, their success earned the Collier Trophy, and Geery was the executive recipient of the Orange County Engineering Council Program of the Year award.

In service to the community, Geery is an active member of the Boeing Leadership National Management Association, for which he has been recognized with Silver and Gold Knight awards for leadership. He is a long-time participant in the Boeing Employees Community Fund. Since retirement, he volunteers at the Second Harvest Food Bank in Orange County.

Geery’s time living on campus at CSULB greatly endeared him to the school and the Long Beach community, and he returns frequently to attend sporting events and lend his expertise as a panelist for students in the College of Business. He helped maintain CSULB’s excellent relationship with Boeing as a recruiting conduit, and is proud to fly a Long Beach State flag on the back of his family’s Electric Duffy boat.


2018
Jim Green
Jim Green, '85, '82

2017
Arnold Hackett
Arnold Hackett, '01

2016
Kenneth Wayne Santarelli
Kenneth Wayne Santarelli, '74

2015
Hal D. Snyder
Hal D. Snyder, '83

2014
J.P. Wang
J.P. Wang, '84

2013
Kevin L. Peterson
Kevin L. Peterson, '86

2012
Kent W. Peterson
Kent W. Peterson, '86

2011
Mike M. Baghramian
Mike M. Baghramian, '66

2010
Nicholas Sramek
Nicholas Sramek, '72, '79

2009
Matt Rezvani
Matt Rezvani, '75

2008
Michael R. Niggli
Michael R. Niggli, '71

2007
Craig M. Smith
Craig M. Smith, '85

2006
John F. Rochford
John F. Rochford, '77

2005
Patrick J. Goggin
Patrick J. Goggin, '87, '91

2004
Edward D. Martinet
Edward D. Martinet, '78

2003
Victoria K. Hall
Victoria K. Hall, '93

2002
Christopher M. Hernandez
Christopher M. Hernandez, '81

2001
Jon Yee
Jon Yee, '83

2000
Aaron J. Price
Aaron J. Price, '87

1998
Maureen D. Price
Maureen D. Price, '85

1997
Michael D. McClay
Michael D. McClay, '73, '75

1996
Said S. Hilal
Said S. Hilal, '72, '76

1995
Stephen C. Marble
Stephen C. Marble, '72

1994
Tom R. McGannon
Tom R. McGannon, '73

1993
Don C. Devendorf
Don C. Devendorf, '66

1992
Robert M. Harding Jr.
Robert M. Harding Jr., '73

1991
Roy A. Young
Roy A. Young, '65, '71

1990
William H. Van Leuven
William H. Van Leuven, '65, '69

1989
Michael C. Keel
Michael C. Keel, '62

1988
Michael J. Clevenger
Michael J. Clevenger, '78

1987
Michael L. Capik
Michael L. Capik, '80

1986
William J. Burbridge
William J. Burbridge, '63, '75

1985
Bodh R. Subherwal
Bodh R. Subherwal, '74