Amanda H. Goodson, AMIE's Chair, is senior manager at Raytheon Missile Systems for Raytheon Program Management Excellence (PMX) customer engagement and Affordability. PMX offers comprehensive leadership in strategic engagements across RMS to understand new business capabilities for Product Line and Functional customers, and then apply business expertise to model the future state for internal business functions to address that path. Raytheon Company is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. Raytheon’s global headquarters is in Waltham, Mass.
Before her current role, Goodson was director for Process Integration where she influenced the IT support and services team to enable Raytheon international business growth objectives in support of a common Enterprise global solution to create a model for reuse, leverage expertise, and enable optimized common solutions across the Enterprise.
Prior to that role, Goodson was director of IT Governance and Information Assurance Directorate responsible to integrate assurance functions and improve performance across the business in the areas of governance, mission assurance, compliance and information assurance.
Prior to that role, Goodson was Quality and Mission Effectiveness director for two Product Lines, where she served as technical interface for quality and mission assurance ensuring success of the products and services provided to a diverse set of customers.
Goodson is the vice chair for the Advancing Minorities Interest in Engineering board of directors representing Raytheon.
Before to joining Raytheon in 2003, Goodson was appointed as NASA Senior Executive (SES), for Safety and Mission Assurance (S&MA) at the Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) in Huntsville, Alabama where she led an elite team of Agency experts responsible for assuring the safety of the space shuttle propulsion elements, future manned space flight vehicles, and various NASA payloads in support of the nation’s space shuttle program. She advanced to this position after serving more than 15 years with NASA, starting as an Aerospace Engineer and holding positions of increasing responsibility.
Goodson has more than 25 years of experience leading and managing several facets of Quality and Mission Assurance and IT.
Goodson is an independent consultant for multibillion dollar businesses across the nation. She has more than 25 years of experience as public speaker, facilitator and coach for executives and small businesses. She develops strategic plans for businesses to excel in customer engagement, business development and business success.
Her accolades include being named the federal government’s supervisor of the year and the NASA Exceptional Service Medal. She was also selected as Tucson Woman on the Move and Woman of Spirit.
She holds several certifications, including: certified coach, certified capture manager, earned value management certified and a certified program manager.
Goodson earned a bachelor’s degree electrical engineering from Tuskegee University, master’s degree in management from Florida Institute of Technology and a Doctor of Ministry degree from United Theological Seminary.