Peggy Holly was named Chief Engineer, Advanced Air Dominance at Boeing Defense Space and Security Systems in 2011. Her responsibilities include strategy, development, and integration of technology, systems engineering, implementation of engineering excellence initiatives for the next generation of fighter aircraft for the U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force.
Prior to her current assignment, Holly was Chief Engineer of Advanced Global Strike in September 2007. She is responsible for technology integration, technical support of business strategy, technical excellence, Lean+/10X, and staffing. She also served as Chief Engineer for Advanced Boeing Military Aircraft.
She was program manager for ScanEagle from 2005-2007. Holly was responsible for current U.S. military contracts, managing major suppliers, developing new business opportunities and strategy, and ScanEagle technical development.
From 2003 to 2005, she served as senior manager for Naval Systems Integration. In that role, she was responsible for assessing and implementing a technology roadmap, network-centric operations capability, and Business Excellence strategic planning for Boeing U.S. Navy products.
Other previous Boeing assignments include Boeing IDS Lean Engineering, Phantom Works Technology Transition, F-15 Israeli co-production manager, F-18 Armament/Electrical/Crew Systems Team manager and Total Quality Management System manager.
Before joining the former McDonnell Douglas in 1995, Holly worked for the Department of the Navy reviewing engineering concepts and technical contract content and for the pharmaceutical industry.
Holly received her Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Washington University in 1979, her Masters of Business Administration degree from Indiana University in 1983 and her Masters of Science degree in Materials Science from Washington University in 1990.
She has served on the Boards of multiple community organizations, including Redevelopment Opportunities for Women, the Friends of St. Louis Public Radio, Safe Connections, Support Dogs, and ALIVE.