Albers School of Business and Economics
Mentor Program

Mary McCoy

Sr. Supplier Program Manager
The Boeing Company

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Company Description

World's largest aerospace manufacturer of commercial and defense aircraft and related services.  Boeing provides "things with wings" and support services to customers in 150 countries. It is the largest U.S. exporter in terms of sales.

Job Description

Create and implement a Quality system for the procurement of indirect goods and services.

Employment History

34 years supplier management and procurement experience at Boeing including 17 years in Commercial Airplanes, 12 years in Defense and 5 years in Shared Services.  Assignments include direct procurement and support roles working with suppliers in Japan, Australia, Europe, India and the US, and on every phase of the aerospace life cycle, from research & development through production and aftermarket support.  Remote assignments include expat to Australia, recovery team in Japan, and work with small businesses in South Carolina. Instructor for Supplier Management Best Practices training.  Four years teaching high school English, Speech & Debate.

Education

Executive Master of Business Administration, University of Washington
Bachelor of Education, Seattle University

Mentoring Objectives & Scope

One doesn't spend decades in aerospace without becoming an "airplane guy."  I love to talk about this industry, the macro-economic forces that shape its global markets, the challenges it faces and the contributions to the world that Boeing and its competitors have made.

Because I believe that success in human endeavor - and certainly in business - is based on relationships, I'm keen to help students develop their networking skills.

As I began my career as a high school English teacher and worked at Boeing for 20 years before taking my first Business class in an MBA program, I am interested in helping students find the bridges across business acumen, technical expertise and other skill sets.

I'm interested in working with students who have a passion for learning, who love a robust exchange of ideas, and who teach me things as much as they seek being taught.

When and where do you hold meetings with your students?

Later afternoons or evenings, on or near campus.