Company: The Boeing Company
Location: Redondo Beach, Calif.
For nearly half her career, Gail Taylor-Smith has served The Boeing Company. Currently as their director of strategic technology, she provides the manufacturer with expertise in operations fluidity to help them build aircraft and defense systems based on strategic technology services and development. Specifically, Ms. Taylor-Smith reviews technology and manages technical development, drawing upon her passion for taking upon challenges and perseverance to remain continuously successful.
Initially, Ms. Taylor-Smith became involved in her profession because of her personal love of science fiction, wanting to go where no one has gone before. After receiving a master’s degree in electrical engineering from The University of Southern California, she began her career path, which lead her to receive the engineer of the year award through The Boeing Company. In five years, Ms. Taylor-Smith hopes to continue growing in the area of strategic technology.