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Bernice (Bea) Billups

Director, Company Contributions & Boeing Global Engagement - Great Lakes Region

Billups has been with The Boeing Company for almost 20 years.  In her current role she is responsible for managing the community investment portfolio and oversight of our external relationships in the non-profit sector and leads our collaborative efforts in communities across the Great Lakes region. Working in partnership with the State & Local Government Operations team in Great Lakes region, to collaborate on leveraging investments with elected officials and other stakeholders including Boeing employees. Billups is also responsible for leading the enterprise-wide company contributions budget planning and approval process to ensure contributions drive greater impact for the company.


Billups received the 2021 Black Engineer of the Year Modern Day Technology Leader Award and the 2019 Women of Color Technology All-Star Award.  She volunteers as a STEM mentor at various student STEM learning activities in Chicago and Gary, Indiana. She serves on leadership committee of the Chicago STEM Pathways Cooperative and serves as co-chair of Forefront’s STEM Member Network. Billups has a B.S. in Business Administration.

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