Sue Gainor is vice president of Global Trade Controls for The Boeing Company. She is responsible for export and import activities throughout the Boeing enterprise, including strategy development in response to changing export/import regulatory policies, trade control infrastructure, regulatory tracking, operational activities and related compliance requirements. She serves as the primary interface to government agencies for global trade control matters and is a member of the Office of Internal Governance and Administration leadership team, reporting to Diana Sands, Boeing senior vice president, OIG and Administration. In addition, she is part of the Boeing International functional leadership team, supporting Marc Allen, President of Boeing International.
Most recently, Gainor had been director of the Office of Defense Trade Controls Compliance at the State Department. There she led all aspects of defense trade compliance, while also streamlining processes and actively engaging with industry and government stakeholders. Previously, she served in the Defense Security Cooperation Agency, the Defense Technology Security Administration, and the Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of the Air Force for International Affairs.
Gainor has extensive private sector experience working for more than 15 years in industry as an analyst in fields from intelligence to terrorism to advanced tactical systems, and has lived and worked in several countries around the world.
She also served in the U.S. Air Force on active and reserve duty performing intelligence functions. Gainor has a bachelor’s degree in international affairs from Penn State University, and master’s degrees in international relations from George Washington University and National Resource Strategy from the National Defense University.