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Director of Government Operations, Genuen

B.S. ASE 1987, The University of Texas at Austin

Jill Meyers has more than 40 years of experience in aviation and aerospace, including eight years of active duty in the U.S. Air Force supporting communications and ground radar systems. After transitioning out of the military, she spent the next 20 years working for companies including Boeing, Raytheon, Northrop Grumman and Eclipse Aviation, on programs including the US/UK/NATO Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS), Global Hawk, the Eclipse 500 Very Light Jet and the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. Meyers was an independent management consultant from 2017-2022, providing her expertise to companies and non-profit organizations around the world. In 2023, Meyers took on a senior leadership position at Genuen, a leading provider of end-to-end test solutions for mission-critical systems.

A private pilot since age 17, Meyers received her B.S. degree in aerospace engineering from The University of Texas at Austin. She also completed graduate courses at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and holds a certification in professional project management. Meyers has been doing outreach and mentoring for more than 20 years, including keynote and guest speeches to inspire girls and young women to consider Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education and aviation/aerospace careers. To help inspire youth around the globe, she supported the non-profit organization Dreams Soar as an unpaid volunteer in 2017, supporting founder Shaesta Waiz’s solo flight around the world in a single-engine aircraft. Meyers managed logistics for the 145-day mission and led the planning of 32 outreach events in 14 countries, where Shaesta inspired more than 3,000 students to follow their dreams.

Meyers has received many awards during her career including the San Diego Chamber of Commerce 2016 Women in Leadership Award and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) 2018 Outstanding Enhancement of the Image of the Aerospace Profession Award. In 2019, she received the high honor of being elected as a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society in London, and in 2022 she received the AeroTime Aviation Achievement Award as part of the International Women's Day celebration. Meyers is the recipient of the National Aeronautic Association's 2022 Katharine Wright Trophy, acknowledging her "40 years of dedication to the aerospace industry and her tireless commitment as a volunteer and role model, working to educate and inspire young girls around the globe.”