Ursula English is vice president of total quality for Defense, Space & Security (BDS). In this role she works to ensure a commitment to and build a culture of quality for all parts of the business.
She previously served as vice president of Environment, Health & Safety for The Boeing Company, where she was responsible for leading Boeing’s workplace safety and environmental sustainability efforts. During her tenure Boeing reduced employee injuries and greenhouse gas emissions, all while production increased. Under her leadership, Boeing was awarded the 2018 Robert W. Campbell Award for Safety Excellence.
English began her career in 1988 as an aircraft mechanic on the MD-80 program in Long Beach, Calif., after honorably serving in the U.S. Air Force as a jet engine mechanic. During her nearly three decades of aerospace experience, English has held a wide variety of leadership roles across Boeing’s commercial, defense, and space businesses.
In addition to her professional responsibilities, English serves on the boards of the National Safety Council, Year Up and Residence XII. She also initiated and leads an employee development group that has supported hundreds of up-and-coming leaders and has been a frontrunner in mindful leadership, bringing into Boeing educational and experiential opportunities that equip executives with the skills necessary for meaningful and strategic leadership.