Sophia Bright Vice President, US Navy Product Support The Boeing Company
AIAA SciTech Forum 2023
Sophia Bright is the U.S. Navy Product Support Vice President with the Government Services division within Boeing Global Services (BGS). She has been with The Boeing Company for more than 25 years on a variety of programs and functional areas.
Before joining the BGS Government Services team, Sophia was the Boeing Defense Space & Security (BDS) 777X Program Manager in BDS Bombers & Fighters. Prior to this role, she was part of the Productivity Leadership Development (PLD) program supporting the St. Louis site to improve process/product quality. Sophia's breadth of experience has ranged from senior leadership positions within IT Business & Supply Chain Systems (BSCS) and Product Systems supporting several Enterprise and Engineering/Manufacturing systems, Guidance, Navigation & Control (GN&C) for the International Space Station Program to training simulator development for various Department of Defense aircraft platforms (e.g. P8-A, AH-64D, and the T-45) and the Commercial Crew Transport System. As part of these programs Sophia played an integral role by providing Program Execution, Systems Engineering oversight, and Systems Integration leadership across various disciplines and teams.
Sophia serves on the Greater St. Louis Boy Scouts of America STEM Council. In addition to Scouts, she is very active in the St. Louis Okinawan Society. Sophia is also on the St. Louis Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Executive Steering Committee and an Executive Sponsor for the St. Louis Boeing Asian Professional Association.
Sophia holds a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering from Iowa State University, a Master of Business Administration from Washington University in St. Louis and a Japanese Studies Certificate from Waseda University in Tokyo. She is an Associate Fellow with the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).