Penny White is vice president of Supply Chain for Boeing Defense, Space and Security. In this role, she leads an organization of more than 3,000 employees that manages the annual purchase of $11 billion in products and services. White is responsible for all procurement matters, including policymaking, subcontract oversight, process improvement and materials management. Her team enables Defense, Space & Security growth through innovative global purchasing and meeting international offset commitments. Additionally, White and her team contribute to key franchise program wins through a cost-of-quality culture and by providing innovative proposal solutions; develop and implement supplier diversity strategies; and oversee technical excellence for supply chain systems and tools.
White was previously vice president of Commodities, Systems & Supplier Diversity. She led Supply Chain’s focus on strategically leveraging billions of dollars of Defense, Space & Security and Boeing spend on low cost/high volume hardware and services.
Previously, White was director of Contracts for Space and Launch, Missile and Weapon Systems, and Autonomous Systems, where she oversaw all procurement and contractual business dealings. Before that role, White served as director of Supply Chain Contracts & Sourcing Functional Excellence and Supplier Management Contracts at Boeing Commercial Airplanes. She joined The Boeing Company in 2014 as acquisition manager for the Space Exploration business.
Before joining Boeing, White served as director of procurement/supply chain operations at United Space Alliance, a company jointly owned by The Boeing Company and Lockheed Martin. She started her aerospace career with Rockwell International in 1989 as a contract administrator and has broad-based experience in contracts, procurement, supplier management, logistics, property and supply chain.
White is actively involved with the National Contract Management Association (NCMA), where she was on the board of directors for six years and was the program year 2016 national president. She currently serves on NCMA’s board of advisors and its Standards Consensus Body. Additionally, White is a member of the State Bar of Georgia, Institute for Supply Management, and International Association for Contract and Commercial Management.
White has a bachelor's degree in finance from Mercer University and a Juris Doctor from Tulane University.