Jean Chamberlin is the vice president of Program Management for Boeing Defense, Space & Security (BDS). Named to this position in 2013, Chamberlin leads a team that provides BDS program managers with best practices, processes, and tools throughout the program lifecycle. Chamberlin also oversees Program Management talent and leadership development through formal education and training, on-the-job/rotational experience, skills assessment, and succession planning.
Chamberlin previously served as the vice president and general manager of Mobility, a division of the Boeing Military Aircraft business unit, where she was responsible for business growth and program execution on a range of strategic and tactical mobility capabilities delivered to domestic and international military customers. The Mobility portfolio included the KC-46 Tanker, H-47 Chinook, V-22 Osprey, and C-17 Globemaster III programs.
Other senior leadership roles for Chamberlin at Boeing have included vice president and general manager, Airlift and Tankers division; and vice president and general manager, Global Mobility Systems, leading the C-17 and Advanced Mobility Systems programs.
Chamberlin has also held a variety of progressively responsible positions at Boeing in operations, engineering, and program management. She served as program director for Airborne Warning Systems. She led the System Engineering, Integration and Test team as director for Space and Intelligence Systems National Programs. She also served as director of Weapon System Engineering and Integration Test for the Comanche Boeing/Sikorsky joint venture, and as program manager for Boeing’s portion of the Engineering, Manufacturing and Development contract. She was also program manager for Boeing’s role on the B-2 Bomber program.
Chamberlin earned a master’s degree in engineering management as a Sloan fellow at Stanford University, and has an undergraduate degree in Nursing from the University of Washington.