Director – Program Manager
Rapid Space Capability
Space and Launch
Boeing Defense, Space, and Security
Kim Hicks is the Director and Program Manager in Boeing’s Space and Launch Rapid Space Capability division. In this role, she is responsible for the strategy, schedule, financial and technical execution of spacecraft development programs.
Prior to this position, Kim served as the Director of Development for the KC-46A Pegasus where she developed strategic roadmaps and block upgrades for the KC-46A. Kim has also been the Director for Enterprise Model Based Engineering where she was the core functional leader for new product business capabilities and model based engineering deployment, implementation and integration through the Productivity Leadership Deveopment Program (PLDP). Preceding that role, Kim served as the Advanced Capabilities Program Manager for Phantom Works. She was responsible for overall program capture and execution as well as future architecture development of a portfolio of capabilities that deliver products and services to a variety of customers.
Kim began her career at Boeing as an intern on the F-22 program. She came back to Boeing as a participant in the Systems Engineering Rotation Program where her rotation assignments included AEW&C Wedgetail, F-22, and Sea Launch. Kim received her Bachelor of Science degree in aeronautical and astronautical engineering from Purdue University. She received her Master of Science degree in engineering from Purdue University as well.