Sandy Postel, Chair
Sandy Postel retired in 2009 after 30 years with the Boeing Company. At Boeing, she led a variety of organizations including Manufacturing R&D, Composites Manufacturing, the 777 Program Manufacturing Research, the Interiors Responsibility Center, Boeing of Canada – Winnipeg, the Propulsion Systems Division and Lean Manufacturing. She also served as the Vice President of Manufacturing and Quality for all of Boeing Commercial Airplanes. She is most proud of creating and leading the Boeing Technical Women’s Network after Boeing, McDonald-Douglas and parts of Rockwell merged. She led the Boeing relationship with SWE.
Sandy has received recognition as a Distinguished Alumni for Purdue University and for University of Wyoming, the Affirmative Action Award of Excellence from Boeing’s Global Diversity and Employee Rights organization, the Upward Mobility Award from Society of Women Engineers and the J Cordell Breed Award for Women Leaders from SAE. She is also a SWE Fellow.
Since retirement, she has dedicated her time to active involvement with the Women in Engineering Programs at her alma maters, Purdue University and University of Wyoming. She has also served on the Wyoming Governor’s Advisory Board for Economic Development, Arizona Women’s Golf Association Southern District Board and Special Olympics Washington. She cares deeply about the SWE mission and has served as the first coleader of the Corporate Partnership Council, leader of the Multicultural Task Force and is in her sixth year on the Board of Trustees.
As a “snowbird,” she resides part of the year in Washington state and in Tucson, Arizona. She plays golf and hikes in addition to traveling around the globe.