Professional Background: LeAnn Ridgeway joined Rockwell Collins in 1988 and took on her current responsibilities for the company’s simulation and training business in 2011. In this role, she oversees technical publications, re-hosted avionics, computer and desktop training, training devices, and visual systems. She came to this position from roles in the supply chain and service businesses. Previous positions include vice president and managing director, Americas, for Rockwell Collins, where she was responsible for leading business development for the company’s service operations in North and South America; and senior director, Engineering Services, for Rockwell Collins, leading a global network of 400 field service engineers and running the Network Operations Center, providing 24/7 technical support, network monitoring, data capture, trend analysis, and help desk services. Additionally, she led the company’s Integrated Logistics Support Organization. Ridgeway is a member of the National Training and Simulation Association, the National Defense Industrial Association, and Women in Defense, Washington, D.C. Chapter, and she is the Enterprise Chair for the Women’s Forum at Rockwell Collins.
Education: Bachelor’s degree in Business and Economics from Mt. Mercy College; Master of Business Administration degree from St. Ambrose University.
Personal Passions: Promoting the advancement of women in the workplace, global travel, scuba diving, bicycling.