W. James (Jim) McNerney, Jr, (born 22 August 1949 in Providence, Rhode Island) is an American businessman and CEO of Boeing Company.
McNerney graduated from New Trier High School in 1967. He attended Yale University, receiving a B.A. degree in 1971. At Yale he excelled in baseball and hockey. After graduating from Yale he worked for a year at both British United Provident and G. D. Searle & Company, then attended Harvard University, receiving a Master of Business Administration in 1975.
McNerney began his business career at Procter & Gamble in 1975, working in brand management. He worked as a management consultant at McKinsey from 1978 to 1982.