Connecting Aerospace Interests

2019 Women in Aerospace Speakers


Boeing 150The Boeing Company
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Collins 150Collins Aerospace
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Lori Nevin 150Lori Nevin, Senior Program Manager, Triumph Integrated Systems

Lori Nevin is a Senior Program Manager at Triumph Integrated Systems and today gets to manage development programs for parts going into space! Lori has been in the aerospace industry for 13 years. Lori is a certified Project Management Professional and uses those skills along with being a creative writer and mentor every day. Lori comes with formal training in project management from the tech industry, with a wide range of experiences having owned businesses and as a volunteer for 15 years serving in a youth development program. Lori is driven by a passion for furthering the development of others and creating community where ever she goes. Lori is working on her own development matriculating at a University and continuing creative and editorial writing, some of which has been published on television, in regional news publications, and on travelogues.



Allison 150Allison Kinnear, Founder & CEO, A Voice of Her Own

For over 22 years, Allison has worked with women as they navigate their vulnerabilities as mothers, employees and leaders. Her career is grounded in understanding leadership, team dynamics, courage, and resiliency.

Allison has a passion for supporting emerging women leaders who struggle with their confidence and are on the verge of burning out. She helps them find effective ways to step into their power, build a toolkit to navigate difficult situations at work and create a life that keeps their energy tanks full.

Allison honed her skills as a manager during her seven-year tenure at Google in the People Ops department. She has a Master’s degree in Human Development and is an instructor at Seattle Life Coach Training. She spends her time speaking to groups, working one-on-one with clients and being a mom to her two young children. To learn more, visit her at


Diana Manning 150Diana Manning, Systems Engineering Advisor, Base2 Solutions

Diana is a systems engineer and technical program manager with a broad array of experiences in airplane development programs, complex aircraft engine/ propulsion systems integration, and team leadership. Diana’s experiences cover all phases of the propulsion life cycle; from concept feasibility analysis, definition/development to powerplant integration, engine/laboratory and flight test, build and fleet support.
Diana is a results-oriented, self-motivated, effective Engineering leader with over 30 years’ professional experience in aero-engineering integration, propulsion and aircraft systems. She has shown to be a dynamic leader with exceptional organizational, planning and coordination skills demonstrated in key areas within the commercial aircraft business.
Her expertise in technical design and integration, project management, certification, feature sales forecasting, and manufacturing improvement allow her to be a strategic leader of integrated and diverse teams able to deliver on time and within budget to exceed customer requirements.

Today, Diana utilizes her many years of aircraft experience as a systems engineer and advisor for Base2 Solutions. Within this role, Diana is able to leverage her systems experience both in aerospace and expand that knowledge for use in other industry applications.


Julie Kelley 2Julie Kelley, Director of Business Development, AIM Aerospace
Julie Kelley is Director of Business Development at AIM Aerospace in Renton, WA since January of 2018. Previously she held roles in business development and account management at Saint Gobain, Cyient and Plascore, all focused on the aerospace industry and specifically in composites. She also spent 10 years in automotive as a process engineer, design engineer and engineering manager; each time being promoted as the first female to hold those roles. She has an MBA from Grand Valley State University and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan Technological University, where she also played four years of division II college basketball.




MarciMarcie Simpson, President & COO, Nycote Laboratories Corporation
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PenniePennie Burnham, VP Sales & Market Research, Nycote Laboratories Corporation
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NancyNancy White, CEO, Custom Interface
For 32 years Nancy White has been overseeing the manufacturing of electronic assemblies. Her first 10 years were spent as VP of operations. In 1997, she founded Custom Interface and focused on manufacturing wiring harnesses and electro/mechanical assemblies for the aerospace industry. CII received AS 9100 certification in 2013. The company is also UL recognized because it builds similar products for high end audio and test equipment. Custom Interface employs 93 people at its 45,000 sq. ft. facility in Bingen, WA. It is certified as a Woman Owned Small Business in a HUB Zone.

Nancy's hobbies include backpacking, cross country skiing, gardening and dance.






Rachna Mathur

 Rachna Mathur, Founder, STEMology Club

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Kathy Burek, Market Analyst, magniX
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Teena Christel, CEO & President, MySource Consulting
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Allison Budvarson 150Allison Budvarson, COO & Co-Owner, Out of the Box Manufacturing
Allison Budvarson – Out of the Box Manufacturing Allison Budvarson is COO and Co-Owner of Out of the Box Manufacturing, a contract manufacturer of electronic assemblies. Allison has held positions in Customer Service, Operations, Human Resources and Executive Administration within the manufacturing industry giving her a unique understanding of the challenges and opportunities that community faces. Allison is passionate about supporting the local manufacturing community and does so by sitting on advisory boards for both Bates Technical College and Clover Park Technical College. She also sits on the Board of Directors for the Association of Washington Business, The Center for Advanced Manufacturing of Puget Sound and the Puget Sound Chapter of the Surface Mount Technology Association. In 2017 she received the Industry Leadership award from The Center for Advanced Manufacturing of Puget Sound and in 2016 she and her husband were named Executives of the year in the small firm category by the Seattle Business Magazine.


Janice Greene 150Janice Greene, President & CEO, Women's Business Enterprise
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April O’Donaghue, Aerospace Sr. New Programs Manager, GMNameplate
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Thuy Van Campbell, President, Associated Machine Fabrication Inc.
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