The Nominating Committee has presented the following slate of officers for FY18:
President – Hannah Morris
Vice President – Rachel Battershaw
Secretary – Kim Burton
Treasurer – Jess Stitt
Section Representative – Sara Campbell
Alternate Section Representative – Cassie Schroeder
If you have any questions or are interested in one of these offices you may contact Michelle.
Hannah Morris – President
Hannah is a Colorado native who graduated from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU), Prescott, Arizona in December of 2014 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Aerospace Engineering. She now works as a Structural Design Engineer for the 737 MAX program at Spirit AeroSystems Inc. in Wichita, Kansas. At Spirit Hannah is responsible for working through fuselage structural design revisions by coordinating with the program’s Integrated Product Team and releasing new or changed engineering.
Hannah began her SWE involvement as a collegiate in the Embry-Riddle section in 2013. There, she immediately became the section’s Research Committee Lead where she led a group of women in a year and a half long interactive research project focusing on the effects of boundary layer ingestion on a blended wing body aircraft. During her time with the ERAU section, she also assisted in outreach and membership growth efforts. With Hannah’s help the section grew from nine active members to nearly sixty within three semesters.
Hannah has spent the last two years as Region i’s Secretary. Being involved at the Region level has given Hannah a deep understanding of the resources available to Sections to help them grow and achieve SWE’s mission. In addition to her Region involvement, she is also an active member of the SWE Wichita Professional Section where she has been involved in planning Engineering Expo, the section’s annual outreach event. When she is not volunteering with SWE or Spirit, Hannah enjoys tap dancing and being active outdoors with her dog, Miley.
Rachel Battershaw- Vice President
Rachel graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering in May 2013, and then transitioned from an intern/co-op position at Spirit AeroSystems to working there full-time as a Composites M&P Engineer. Since her freshman year of college, she was an active member in the WSU collegiate section and served as Treasurer for two years. Rachel joined the Wichita professional SWE section in 2013, served as counselor to the WSU collegiate section and FY17 Secretary for the Wichita Section.
Kim Burton – Secretary
Kim Burton is an avionics and electrical systems engineer at Cessna Aircraft Company. Kim joined Cessna in 2002 after graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Electronics Engineering Technology from Pittsburg State University. She has received a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Wichita State University. She is a certified Six Sigma greenbelt, and is currently working on her private pilot’s license. Kim has been a member of SWE since her days at Pittsburg State. She was president of her collegiate section in 2001. As a professional member, she is the webmaster for her local section and Region i. She has also co-chaired her section’s Engineering Expo for several years, which introduces kids to engineering. Kim has been a volunteer mentor for the Kansas BEST Robotics program, which introduces high school students to engineering and science through extra-curricular competition. She has participated in a number of Habitat for Humanity builds. She was chair of the Cessna Women’s Networking Group from 2007-2008.
Jess Stitt – Treasurer
Jessica Stitt has been an active member of the Society of Women Engineers since college. She joined the Wichita Professional Section in 2009 after graduating from WSU with a degrees in Industrial Engineering and Spanish. She started her career in Lean Manufacturing at Spirit AeroSystems in 2008 and transitioned into a business team role on the KC-46 Tanker program in 2010. Jessica had the opportunity to take an International Assignment with Bombardier Learjet in 2012-2013 and worked with the M&P and NDI Teams at their Queretaro, Mexico facility. In 2014 she returned to work with Spirit AeroSystems, working on the 777X business team and currently works as a Systems Engineer on the 737MAX program. She has been an active member of the professional section and served as the FY11 Secretary, FY12 VP, iCON14 Volunteer Chair, FY15 Alt Section Rep, and the FY16&17 Engineering Expo Co-Chair. Jessica enjoys spending her free time with her nieces and nephew, running, and is passionate about dog rescue.
Sara Campbell – Section Representative
Sara Campbell is a chemical engineer specializing in new product and process implementation. She received her undergraduate degree from Michigan State University and her graduate degree from Clarkson University in 1997. She currently works for Minerals Technologies, a role that keeps her traveling much of the time. She is currently filling in for the remainder of FY17 as the Section Treasurer.
Cassie Schroeder – Alt. Section Representative
Cassiana (Cassie) Schroeder graduated from Iowa State University in 2008 with a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering and a minor in Nondestructive Testing and Evaluation. She works at Spirit AeroSystems in Systems Engineering. Prior to moving to Systems Engineering, Cassie worked in R&D with various roles related to composites manufacturing including portfolio manager, NDI engineer, and composites engineer. Cassie received her Masters of Science in Operations Management from Friends University in August 2012. When she is not running, swimming, or biking, Cassie stays busy quilting, baking, decorating cakes, and being a mom of 2 very young children! Cassie joined SWE as a student at Iowa State University and has been active in the Wichita Area Professional Section since moving to Wichita and starting work at Spirit in 2009. Cassie has held various roles in the Wichita Section including secretary, collegiate counselor, section representative, and alt. section representative.