Leigh is a highly respected engineering and technology leader who delivers exceptional operational results from strategic planning through execution. Leigh has a history of successfully leading large R&D organizations to achieve key customer milestones and business financial results. Leigh’s career history includes 24 years with Rockwell Collins / Collins Aerospace including 12 years of executive leadership experience.  Most recently she served as the Vice President of Avionics Engineering and Technology.

Currently, Leigh owns a consulting business and serves as the Principal Consultant. She leverages the many facets of her background to provide consulting services to organizations in need of program / project management experitise, engineering process development, technology strategy, organization and talent strategy, and deployment of transformation initiatives.

Leigh holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Kansas and a M.S in Project Management from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. In the past, she served as an Executive Board Member for The Aerospace Vehicle Systems Institute (AVSI) and on the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) Engineering Management Committee. She has also been recognized in the community and industry as a Waypoint Tribute to Women of Achievement honoree, Aviation Week Top 40 Under 40 honoree and Profiles in Diversity Journal’s Women Worth Watching.