Kim Hammonds is chief information officer of The Boeing Company. Hammonds is responsible for the IT strategy, operations, processes and more than 8,500 IT people of the world's largest aerospace company. She has responsibility for supporting the growth of Boeing's business by partnering with the business units on IT related revenue generating programs and oversees all aspects of information security across the global reach of the company.
Hammonds joined Boeing in 2008 when she was named vice president of the Boeing IT Business Systems organization. In this role, she managed application, development and maintenance activities in support of Finance, HR, Internal Services, Sales/Marketing and Boeing Capital Corporation. Hammonds most recently was the vice president of Boeing IT Infrastructure, where she was responsible for developing and maintaining solutions inclusive of network, computing, server, storage, collaboration and infrastructure technologies across the enterprise.
Prior to joining Boeing, Hammonds was director of Americas Manufacturing Operations at Dell, where she was responsible for global systems development for service logistics, supply chain and quality systems. She was also responsible for IT production support for all 18 global manufacturing operations.
Before joining Dell in 2007, Hammonds was with the Ford Motor Company for 16 years, where she held positions in product engineering, manufacturing, quality, marketing and information technology leadership roles. Her last position at Ford was as director of Manufacturing Systems for North America, supporting 48 plants, manufacturing engineering, supply chain and production systems.
Hammonds received an MBA from Western Michigan University and a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Michigan.
Hammonds is a member of the Society of Woman Engineers and the Executive Club of Chicago. She also serves as a member of the Chicago Mayor's Technology Advisory Council and is a member of the Computer Science Advisory Board for the Illinois Institute of Technology. She is a member of the Leadership Council of i.c.stars in Chicago. In 2011, she was named to the 'Women to Watch' list in Crain's Chicago Business. In 2012 Hammonds was recognized by Computerworld in its 2012 list of Premier 100 Information Technology Leaders and received a CIO 100 award from CIO Magazine. Additionally, under her guidance, Boeing was recognized as one of Computerworld's 100 Best Places to Work in IT.
She is an active supporter of The American Cancer Society, serving as a Director At-Large for the Illinois Division Chicago Region. Kim is the founder and president of a non-profit organization providing art programs for cancer patients, which she established in 2004.