Scott Carson retired as the executive vice president of The Boeing Company and former president and chief executive officer of Boeing Commercial Airplanes in 2009. Named as a leader of BCA in September 2006, he had responsibility for all of the company's commercial airplanes programs and related services, which in 2008 generated revenues of more than $28.2 billion. Carson was a member of the Boeing Executive Council and served as Boeing’s senior executive in the Pacific Northwest.
In September 2007, Carson was appointed to the Washington State University Board of Regents by Washington Governor Christine Gregoire. Regent Carson led the successful $1 billion Campaign for Washington State University from 2006-2015 and Chaired the United Way campaign in King County in 2009–2010.
Carson graduated from Washington State University with a bachelor's degree in business administration. He later received a master's degree in the same discipline from the University of Washington. He also serves on the board of governors of the WSU Foundation; is past chair of the WSU College of Business and Economics national board of advisors; previously sat on the advisory board for the College of Engineering and Architecture. He also served on the advisory panel for the University of Washington Executive MBA program and, in April 2002, received the Business Leadership award from the program. In January 2004, he became a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society.