Officers are elected every spring and sworn in at our annual meeting and May Banquet.
FY 2018 Officers
President: Hannah Morris
Hannah graduated from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU), Prescott, Arizona in 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.
Hannah began her SWE involvement as a collegiate in the Embry-Riddle section in 2013. There, she spent a year and a half as the section’s Research Committee Lead 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 spent her first two years as a SWE Professional 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. When she is not volunteering with SWE or Spirit, Hannah enjoys being active outdoors with her dog, Miley.
Vice-President: Rachel Battershaw
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.
Secretary: Kim Burton
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.
Treasurer: Jessica Stitt
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&18 Engineering Expo Co-Chair. Jessica enjoys spending her free time with her nieces and nephew, running, and is passionate about dog rescue.
Section Representative: Sara Campbell
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 served as the Section Treasurer in FY15&16 and completed the term in FY17 when the Treasurer moved.