Society of Women Engineers

Board of Trustees, Secretary

Janis Mantini, Secretary

Janis Mantini has over 32 years of experience working in the aerospace industry in various positions including management, supplier management, program management, and the design, test and evaluation of aerospace products.  Prior to her retirement she was responsible for leading Integration and Program Management for the Networks and Tactical Systems Business where her team supported the Program Management function for the business. Site integration activities include supporting the Boeing Southern California State/Local Government regional working group, working to establish Anaheim and Huntington Beach site’s presence in the region, keeping it aligned with the site and program strategies, and supporting Boeing on local boards.  She also worked on several strategic initiatives with the BDS Engineering function.

Previously, Ms. Mantini served as the Program Manager for the Southern California site consolidation, where she led activities associated with the reduced footprint of the Boeing Anaheim facility and the transition of about 3,000 employees from Anaheim to Boeing’s Huntington Beach facility. Additionally, Ms. Mantini spent three years as a Systems Engineering Director for a classified program in Boeing’s Space and Intelligence Systems Division.  With an extensive background in supplier management, she also supported the Space & Intelligence Systems Division, the Expendable Launch Vehicles Division, C-17 Program and the International Space Station Program in supplier management leadership roles.  She held a DOD Top Secret and SCI level clearance.

Ms. Mantini has a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University and an M.B.A. from Pepperdine University.  She is a Fellow in the Society of Women Engineers and the Institute for the Advancement of Engineering.  Ms. Mantini was selected by the Pennsylvania State University as an Outstanding Engineering Alumnus for 2011.

Ms. Mantini has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Huntington Beach Chamber of Commerce.  She has also served on the Orange County Workforce Investment Board.  She has served on and been Chair of the City of Huntington Beach Planning Commission.  She is a member of and 2011 Chair for the Pennsylvania State University Industry Professional Advisory Council (IPAC) for the College of Engineering, Aerospace Department.  She is a Board member and Secretary for SWE BOT and the VisitHB Business Improvement District marketing bureau.  She serves as a Commissioner for the City of Huntington Beach Community Services Commission.