Guest Speaker: Vera Martinovich

Please join us Wenesday April 8th, at 6 pm in Howe 10, for our guest speaker Vera Martinovich.

Vera Martinovich is the manager for Flight and Electronic Systems Technology in Boeing Commercial Airplanes Product Development. Her duties include oversight for flight deck, airspace, avionics, cybersecurity, and connectivity technology development. Her previous experience for most of her 27 years at Boeing was as an engineer, mostly in flight controls and aircraft handling qualities. Her airplane programs included the F-15, AV-8B, V-22, 777, and 787.

Her interests in flight extends beyond her professional life. Vera is a commerical pilot and part-time flight instructor, and she holds type ratings on the B-25 Mitchell and DC-3, which she flies for a local museum. She and her husband own and maintain three airplanes, and she loves aerobatics, floatplane flying, and formation flying.

Vera was born in Wisconsin and grew up in Iowa. She got her Bachelor’s in Aerospace Engineering at Iowa State in 1988, then her Master’s in Aero/Astro at MIT. Six years ago, she completed a Master’s in Organizational Leadership from Gonzaga and will begin an MBA at the University of Washington this fall.

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