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At Boeing, Adriana was recently appointed as the Chief of Staff for the Vice President & General Manager of Boeing South Carolina. Her current role includes providing functional and strategic support for the site leader and partnering with the executive team to drive strategy for initiatives. In her previous role as a Corporate Auditor, Adriana gained a broad exposure to the enterprise while gaining proficiency in internal controls and risk management.
A Lifetime SHPE member, Adriana was selected as the Vice‐Chair of the National Board of Directors in July of 2017. Prior to that, Adriana served as the Region 7 Vice President. In this position, she supported the initiation of the South Carolina professional chapter, the reactivation of the South Florida and Central Florida professional chapters, and is currently supporting the reactivation of the Tampa Bay professional chapter. From 2014‐2015, Adriana served as the Boeing focal for SHPE Industrial Partnership Council (IPC) and was instrumental in committing Boeing as the visionary sponsor of the 2016 SHPE National Conference in Seattle, WA.
Adriana served as Secretary on the SHPE National Board of Directors from 2010‐2012 and the Region 6 Vice President from 2006‐2010. During that time, she supported the initiation of the Indiana professional and student chapters; the establishment of professional chapters in Illinois, Kentucky and Wisconsin; and was instrumental in bringing Anheuser‐Busch Global Diversity in St. Louis as an Industrial Partnership Council company (2007). Adriana also supported the creation of chapters abroad; was involved in restructuring SHPE with the appointment of a CEO; and a member of the Management Committee. Adriana was one of the founding members of the SHPE Gateway Professional Chapter and the Boeing Hispanic Employees Network (BHEN) Business Resource Group in St. Louis, MO.
Adriana has been recognized by Boeing for her community involvement outside the company and her promotion of STEM and diversity inside the company. Adriana has promoted STEM by mentoring, volunteering and presenting at the St. Louis Science Center and at under‐served middle schools and high schools in St. Louis and South Florida. She also has talked about STEM careers to pre‐college and college students and provided workshops at recent SHPE National Conferences.
Over the years, Adriana has dedicated much time and energy to Viva Technology events sponsored by Boeing in California, Missouri, and Florida. Adriana serves also as a Boeing mentor through the JumpStart mentoring program and the Science without Borders students as part of the Boeing Global Partnership with Brazil. She promotes STEM in Colombia and Bolivia as well. Adriana welcomes the opportunity to share her experiences and wisdom, and promote STEM within the Hispanic and underserved communities in her various professional and volunteer capacities.
In 2013, Adriana was nominated by Boeing for the Professional Role Model award offered by the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers and the Community Service award offered by Great Minds in STEM (GMiS). In 2011, Adriana was the recipient of the Luminary Award offered by Great Minds in STEM during their Hispanic Engineering National Achievement Awards Conference (HENAAC), a nationally recognized and industry‐wide celebrated honor for her valuable contributions and notable achievements.
In 2010, Adriana was chosen to participate in the Boeing Enterprise Senior Executive Mentoring Program, which pairs senior executives throughout the enterprise with current and future leaders of Boeing to develop and enhance their leadership capabilities. Same year, Adriana received the Women of Color in Technology “All‐Star” award, a recognition of her outstanding skills, expertise and knowledge, helping The Boeing Company achieve the 2025 vision and guiding the industry as a whole.
Adriana holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from the University of Missouri – Columbia and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Maryville University, St. Louis.