Darrell Warner is responsible for the Boeing Company’s Network and Space Systems (N&SS) business unit and its Space Exploration division’s Safety and Mission Assurance. As the Safety and Mission Assurance Director he leads employees in Alabama, California, Florida and Texas in creating and sustaining a culture of safety and mission success. The N&SS business unit divisions include Space Exploration, Electronic and Information Systems, Strategic Missiles & Defense Systems, Commercial Satellites, Government Space Systems, National Programs, and N&SS.
Mr. Warner has over 37 years of experience in the aerospace industry. His areas of expertise include computer engineering, systems engineering and complex systems integration. He joined Boeing in 1989 as a senior staff engineer. He also served as deputy director for the International Space Station engineering group, before being named engineering director for the Human Space Flight and Exploration Business Unit. In this capacity he led the team responsible for delivering the engineering resources necessary to support Boeing projects and programs in the Business Unit. In addition to day-to-day responsibilities, Mr. Warner serves as the Boeing executive focal for Southern University in Louisiana where he is a member of the council of the visitors for the school’s College of Engineering, Business and Industry Cluster, and the Computer Science Advisory Board. He is also the Boeing executive focal for Prairie View A&M University. He is responsible for managing all charitable funding and in kind contributions to the universities. He is also the Boeing executive focal for the Career Communications Group Black Engineer of the Year Awards Program, Advancing Minorities in Engineering (AMIE), and the Boeing Houston Black Employees Association.
Mr. Warner is a member of the Wesley African Methodist Episcopal Church in Houston, Texas. He is currently serving as member of the Steward Board and previously served as Vice Chairman of the Trustee Board.
Mr. Warner earned his Bachelor’s of Computer Science degree from Southern University in 1979. He’s done graduate work in computer architecture and software engineering at the University of California-Los Angeles and the University of Houston-Clear Lake. In 2007 Mr. Warner was recognized as a “Top 100 Most Important Blacks in Technology” by the Career Communications Group at the 21st Annual Black Engineer of the Year Awards Conference. Darrell was recently selected as the Lifetime Achievement award winner for the National Society of Black Engineers.
Darrell is married to Glenda Rogers Warner (35 years) and they have two sons, Darrell Colin and John Corbin.