“I enjoy the passion and velocity of a high tech company,” said Hopkins in a statement. “And Lucent is at the center of one of the fastest growing industries today. When I was offered the opportunity to join Lucent and Rich McGinn’s senior team, I couldn’t pass it up.” McGinn is Lucent’s Chairman. Hopkins will report directly to him.
Hopkins, 45, joined Boeing in 1998.Previously, she
served as CFO for
General Motors Europe
and spent 13 years at
. in several senior management positions. She received a
bachelor’s degree in accounting from Walsh College in Troy,
Hopkins succeeds Lucent’s former CFO Don Peterson. He is now chief executive of a new $8 billion equipment company Lucent plans to spin off later this year.