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WiSTEM Week: Boeing Executive Speaker Susan Paish

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About the event

Susan “Sue” Paish is the Chief Engineer for Boeing Global Services. Named to this role in 2017, she leads the Engineer and Technologist function and is responsible for the technical excellence of the Engineer and Technologist workforce as well as the technical integrity and safety of Boeing Global Services’ products and services. Sue also oversees compliance with the regulatory standards and requirements of Boeing and acts as the primary technical interface with the Federal Aviation Administration.

Previously, Sue served as the Chief Project Engineer for all heritage Boeing and McDonnell Douglas out-of-production commercial airplanes and was responsible for their safety and product integrity. Sue has also held a variety of other Engineering leadership positions in Boeing Commercial Airplanes (BCA) including the Director of Engineering for BCA Southern California, BCA Structures Engineering Design Chief, the 787 program and product development. Sue has worked at all three BCA Engineering design centers in Washington, South Carolina, and California.

Before joining Boeing in 2004, Sue was a design engineer supporting airplane programs for Dornier, Bombardier, and a Rolls-Royce subsidiary. Sue graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering.


Part of the week of Women in STEM (Week of WiStem). The week is designed to help Washington State University women in STEM gain the confidence they need to excel in their futures.



Sandi Brabb