Patricia Strange, manager of Contracts and Pricing for The Boeing Company, will be the featured speaker for the Distinguished Speaker Series, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. March 12 at the Millennium Student Center at the University of Missouri–St. Louis. The title of her talk is “Deciding Your Future.” The purpose of this program, which is free and open to the public, is to invite a leader of notable achievement to speak on a timely topic. This March event is in observance of Women’s History Month.

Patricia Strange, the manager of contracts and pricing for The Boeing Company

Patricia Strange is the manager of contracts and pricing for The Boeing Company and a UMSL alumna.

Strange has worked for Boeing for more than 33 years and has held positions of increasing responsibilities in Headquarters, Treasury and Contracts and Pricing. Her experiences include an executive assistant role, investment analyst for the pension fund and contracts and pricing management for international and domestic contracts. Her current position also includes serving as program manager of the Finance Business Skills Rotation Program.

She has a bachelor’s degree in business with an emphasis in finance from the College of Business Administration at UMSL and a master’s degree in business administration with an emphasis in international finance from the Olin School of Business at Washington University in St. Louis.

The UMSL Executive Leadership Consortium, a campus-wide leadership program, coordinates the speaker series. ELC prepares students and a cross-section of career professionals to become effective leaders to meet current and future demands in response to regional needs and beyond.

Linda Goldstein, executive fellow at ELC, businesswoman, and former mayor of Clayton, Mo., will moderate the program. A reception will follow.

Cosponsors are: E. Desmond Lee Professor for Developing Women Leaders and Entrepreneurs in International Business–College of Business Administration; UMSL Alumni Association and UMSL Executive Leadership Consortium.

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Leslie Patterson

Leslie Patterson