Vice President, F-35 Global Sustainment
36th Annual National Logistics Forum : Industry Keynote Address
Audrey S. Brady has more than twenty-five years’ experience in aerospace with a solid technical foundation, strengthened by operations, supply chain, and program management leadership, as well as proven results for military and commercial customers.
Audrey currently serves as the Vice President of F-35 Global Sustainment with responsibility for leading the teams who support and deliver overall F-35 mission readiness for the warfighter. Prior to this role, Audrey served as the Vice President of F-35 Training & Logistics for Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems (RMS). In this role, she was responsible for leading all aspects of development, production and sustainment for F-35 training products that are currently in use by 14 customers at 21 operational bases worldwide.
Previously, Audrey served as the vice president of Sikorsky Commercial Systems and Services for Lockheed Martin’s RMS. She was responsible for the overall strategic leadership for all aspects of the Sikorsky commercial market segment including the entire lifecycle in market assessment, product development, engineering design, sales and marketing, manufacturing and delivery, FAA certifications, aftermarket services including Performance Based Logistics contracts, government affairs and customer relationships.
Earlier in her career, Audrey served as the general manager of Sikorsky’s Coatesville, Pennsylvania Operations responsible for operational execution including final assembly and flight operations for S-92®, S-76®, CMHP, S-70i and the completion center for all commercial aircraft. She was responsible for driving engagement, accountability and compliance throughout the organization; ensuring excellence in execution; and enhancing operational and financial performance.
Prior to assuming the general manager position, Audrey was appointed director of the S-92 program responsible the for development and execution of S-92 product line which serves as the baseline for the presidential helicopter known as the VH-92, establishing and meeting all financial, schedule, and technical requirements.
Audrey has also served as director of Sikorsky Connecticut Final Assembly and Flight Operations where she partnered with the Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) and Government Flight Representative (GFR) to produce and deliver Black Hawk and Naval Hawk aircraft to the US Military and multiple foreign customers.
Beginning her career as an aero-thermal engineer after graduate school at Pratt & Whitney in 1996, Audrey has held positions of increasing responsibility in engineering, operations and corporate supply chain. One of her engineering roles included working on the exhaust nozzle for the F-35 engine.
Audrey is a recognized leader in talent development and diversity and inclusion where she proactively invests significant time coaching and developing next generation leaders. She makes it a priority volunteering to inspire students to pursue careers in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).
Audrey holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and Mechanical Engineering from Trinity College, a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University and a Master of Business Administration from Carnegie Mellon University. She also obtained her private helicopter pilots license in February 2017.