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Jill R. Meyers

Senior Manager of Avionics & Control Systems, Urban Air Mobility, The Boeing Company

B.S. ASE 1987, The University of Texas at Austin

Jill Meyers is a senior manager at The Boeing Company, leading avionics and control systems development for Boeing's Urban Air Mobility business. Meyers has more than 30 years of experience in aviation and aerospace, including eight years of active duty in the U.S. Air Force supporting communications and radar systems. After transitioning out of the military, she worked for several companies including Boeing, Raytheon, and Northrop Grumman, on programs including the US/UK/NATO Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS), Global Hawk and the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter jet. She also has commercial experience at companies including Eclipse Aviation. For five years prior to starting her new role at Boeing in September of 2022, Meyers was an independent consultant providing her expertise in aviation and aerospace to companies and non-profit organizations around the world.

A private pilot since age 17, Meyers received her B.S. degree in aerospace engineering from The University of Texas at Austin. She also completed graduate courses at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and holds a certification in professional project management.

Meyers has been doing outreach and mentoring for more than 20 years. To help inspire students around the globe, she volunteered for Dreams Soar, Inc. in 2017, supporting founder Shaesta Waiz’s solo flight around the world in a single-engine aircraft. Meyers managed logistics for the 145-day mission and led the planning of 32 outreach events in 14 countries, where Shaesta inspired more than 3,000 students to follow their dreams. She has been a keynote speaker since 2014, with a focus on inspiring girls and women to consider Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education and aviation/aerospace careers.

While a student at UT Austin, Meyers was president of the Society of Women Engineers student chapter and also started Texas’ first Young Astronauts Council Chapter. She has received several awards including the San Diego Chamber of Commerce 2016 “Women in Leadership” Award and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) 2018 “Outstanding Enhancement of the Image of the Aerospace Profession” Award. Meyers was a finalist for the San Diego Magazine 2018 “Woman of the Year” Award and was selected in 2020 as one of the New Mexico Technology Council's “Women in Technology” honorees. In 2019, Meyers received the high honor of being elected as a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society in London. She received the 2022 AeroTime Aviation Achievement Award as part of the International Women's Day celebration and was selected to serve on the Board of the ASE/EM Academy of Distinguished Alumni as the Director of Membership in 2022. Meyers is the recipient of the 2022 Katharine Wright Trophy from the National Aeronautic Association, acknowledging her “… 40 years of dedication to the aerospace industry and her tireless commitment as a volunteer and role model, working to educate and inspire young girls around the globe.”

Meyers has lived all over the world and recently settled in Albuquerque, New Mexico. When not working or inspiring the next generation, she enjoys photography and international travel.