Dr. Jeanne Atwell
Vice President & Chief Engineer
Dr. Jeanne Atwell is Vice President and Chief Engineer at Ball Aerospace. In this role, Dr. Atwell engages across the company focusing on execution throughout the life cycle of Ball Aerospace programs, from proposal to final delivery.
In her 20 years at Ball Aerospace, Dr. Atwell has served in widely diverse roles, including as a data scientist, systems engineer, technical manager and functional manager. She has supported programs in all phases of the program life cycle, from architecture studies to requirements development and post-delivery support, including serving as chief engineer on several programs and proposals. In addition, she directed the internally- and externally funded research and development portfolio for Ball’s National Defense strategic business unit. Most recently, she served as the Senior Director of Advanced Mission Solutions, National Defense. In this role, she oversaw programs and business development for critical national security space missions, including survivability and resiliency, advanced technology and missions and special programs.
As a National Reconnaissance Office Technology Fellow in 2004, Dr. Atwell completed a government-sponsored research project focused on mission analysis. As part of her research, Dr. Atwell met with defense contractors around the world to learn firsthand how the aerospace industry serves the intelligence community.
Dr. Atwell received a B.S. in mathematics from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, a M.A. in mathematics from Oregon State University and a Ph.D. in applied mathematics from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.