Monday, November 24, 2014

Keynote Speaker Announced

The Planning Committee is pleased announce that the IGED 2015 Keynote Speaker is Cindy Hoover, Vice President for the 737 MAX Program at Spirit AeroSystems. See below for Ms. Hoover's bio.

Cindy Hoover is the Vice President for the 737 MAX Program at Spirit AeroSystems. Ms. Hoover is responsible for the development and execution of the program and will oversee the integration of 737 MAX into existing operations and delivery to the customer.

Previous to her current role, Ms. Hoover was the Program Director for the 767 Tanker Program, where she implemented program management best practices to successfully develop and execute program milestones. Ms. Hoover has also held the role of Director of Fuselage Engineering for the 777, 767 and 747 programs and Director for Lean Operations within the Fuselage Business Segment.

Ms. Hoover came to Spirit in late 2007 from LSI Corporation, where she was the Director of Customer Operations, responsible for the overall customer experience within operations, and Site Manager for the Wichita, KS facility.

Ms. Hoover has more than 24 years of industry experience in engineering, project and program management, Six Sigma, and a variety of operations management roles. Ms. Hoover has a diverse background, giving her a wide range perspective on business from development through delivery.  

A graduate of Wichita State University, Ms. Hoover received her bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering. She received her executive MBA from Friends University and her Six Sigma Black Belt Certification from Six Sigma Academy.

Ms. Hoover is an active member of the Wichita community, currently serving on the board of trustees for the Wichita Area Technical College and Sedgwick County Technical Training Authority and the board of advisors for Wichita State University’s College of Engineering. Previously, she served on the boards of the United Way of the Plains, The Girls Scouts of Kansas Heartland, Wichita Area Outlook Team, and the Wichita Chamber of Commerce. Ms. Hoover is also very active in the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) at the local, region and national level and is currently serving on the board of directors as the Society Treasurer.

Ms. Hoover and her husband, Bryan, have three sons, Jeremy, Marcus and Cameron.