Joan Robinson-Berry was named vice president of Shared Services Group Supplier Management organization for the Boeing Co.
In this role, Robinson-Berry leads the overall strategy, contracting, daily management and development of the non-production goods and services supply chain for the Boeing Co. She reports to the SSG president and is a member of the SSG Leadership team. in addition, she serves on the Boeing enterprise Supplier Management Leadership team.
Prior to her current position, Robinson-Berry served as director of Phantom Works Supplier Management for the Boeing defense, Space & Security (BdS) division of the Boeing Company where she was responsible for implementing supplier management strategy and execution throughout the Phantom Works business.
Previously, Robinson-Berry was director of Small/Diverse Business & Strategic Alliances for BDS and was responsible for ensuring BDS fulfilled its contractual obligations. Robinson-Berry also represented Boeing as its Small Business Liaison officer, and was responsible for integrating more than $5 billion in goods and services purchased annually from small and diverse suppliers across Boeing.
Robinson-Berry attended California Polytechnic in Pomona, Calif. She was part of a service-based sorority and tutored students at all levels, from middle school to college, helping students reach their potential in math and the sciences. She has continued this effort to improve opportunities for minority and women students by working with head Start, the Youth Motivation task Force, and many other organizations. In addition, while on the diversity advisory forum for the National Academy of engineers, she opened pipelines for minority and women engineers and was responsible for developing strategies and integration plans to enhance Boeing’s relationship with historically Black Colleges and Universities/Minority institutions and industry affiliates.Robinson-Berry has received extensive recognition for her work in science, technology, engineering and mathematics from global organizations, including the National Society of Black engineers and various members of Congress.
Robinson-Berry was a recipient of the Career Communications Group 2007 Black engineer of the Year Achievement Award and was inducted into their Alumni hall of Fame in 2012. Robinson-Berry was recognized in 2011 and 2012 by Uptown Professional magazine as one of the top 100 executives in America.Robinson-Berry holds an M.S. in engineering Management & Business Administration and a B.S. in engineering. Robinson-Berry is an AIAA – Associate technical Fellow and an African Scientific institute Fellow.