After Boeing and Ford … secretary of state?

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Former Ford CEO Alan Mulally talks about his management philosophy at Seattle University. (GeekWire photo by Alan Boyle)

Update for 8:30 p.m. PT Dec. 10: News outlets are reporting that Donald Trump is expected to nominate ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson, and not Alan Mulally, as his secretary of state.

Original report from Dec. 8: Former Boeing and Ford executive Alan Mulally was on the schedule to sit down with Donald Trump today, setting off buzz that the president-elect may be considering the management guru as his pick for secretary of state.

Fox News quoted unnamed sources as saying that Trump was expected to discuss the secretary of state scenario with Mulally during a meeting at Trump Tower in New York.

Transition spokesman Jason Miller deflected questions about the issue during a teleconference with reporters, saying only that Trump has been meeting with a wide variety of people to discuss policy as well as potential posts in the incoming administration.

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By Alan Boyle

Mastermind of Cosmic Log, contributing editor at GeekWire, author of "The Case for Pluto: How a Little Planet Made a Big Difference," president of the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing. Check out "About Alan Boyle" for more fun facts.

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