Achievement Award Winner – Deborah Limb, '88
Our Professional Achievement Award Winner, Deborah Limb, graduated from Seattle
University in 1988 with a degree from the College of Science and Engineering.
Upon her graduation, Limb began her distinguished career at Boeing as a
structural stress analyst on the 747 and 767 programs. Then Limb led the
technical customer support teams for the 767 and 777 in-service fleets as a
fleet manager and fleet chief engineer.
In 1998, Limb accepted the promotion to Director of Customer of Quality for
Boeing Commercial Airplanes and in early 2003, she joined the 787 team when the
program was in its infancy. Limb led the
international team responsible for the design, build, and support of the 787
fuselage including its interior components.
Limb continued to excel at Boeing. In February 2007, Limb was named the
director of Structures Engineering. She
is the functional leader responsible for a team of 500 Puget Sound assigned
engineering employees. Limb’s core team
provides structures engineering resources, internal loads, structural methods
and allowables, and program technical support for all commercial airplane
In true Seattle University fashion, Limb not only excels
in her profession, she remains a well-rounded individual who is just as
dedicated giving back to the community. When not at Boeing, she serves on the
Seattle University Science and Engineering advisory board and is vice president
of Health & Welfare on the Boeing Management Association board. She served
on the board of trustees of Crista Ministries for 5 years and was chairman for
2 years. She previously served on the
board of Bethany Christian Service adoption agency for 5 years. Limb is married
and has two children and is involved in the children’s ministry of her church.
We are very pleased to honor such an accomplished member
of the Seattle University community.
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