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Souzane Tacawy

Dr. Souzane Tacawy

EdD


How I Might Be Able to Assist

Contact me via email or cell for questions or information related to identifying a project topic, developing a project proposal and research approach in any topics on engineering, aerospace, organizations, quality management, leadership and management.

Professional Projects or Initiatives of Interest

  • Led the development of a multi-skilled workforce to support current and emerging business needs across geographic locations
  • Led the development of a Companywide 3 yrs Leadership Excellence Acceleration Development program which was Implemented and received Service Excellence Award.
  • Piloted and implemented the first Certificate program for Boeing SoCal region in partnership with UAHuntsville which led to receiving UAHuntsville Employee Development Award.
  • Led the development and implementation of two Company Engineering action plans one for Affirmative Action and the other for Achieving and Leveraging Diversity which led to a Change Agent Award

Background

Education

Doctorate Of Education, Organizational Leadership, Pepperdine University, Los Angeles, 2006
UCLA/Douglas Aircraft Company (DAC) Quality Certification Program, 1996
M.S. Engineering Management, West Coast University, Los Angeles, 1992
B.S. Mechanical Engineering, California State University, Los Angeles, 1982
Boeing Accelerated Leadership Development Program, Program Management Best Practices Workshop, and Senior Manager Leadership

Courses Taught at NECB

Leadership and Management-type Courses

Courses Taught Elsewhere

California State University, Los Angeles, January 2017-Present, College of Business and Economics

Teaching Leadership, Social Entrepreneurship and HRIS Management courses

Professional Experience

Over thirty-four years of Industry Experience including Military, Space and Commercial aerospace programs with broad experience in: Program/project leadership; Line Management; Organizational/Employee Development; Strategic Planning, Facilitation/instruction; Technical & Industry liaison.

The Boeing Company, CA (1984-Present)
Senior Manager, Long Beach Lab Test Operations (7/2014-Present)

Engineering Senior Manager leading an organization developing and executing integrated departmental plans, policies, and procedures, along with achieving goals for productivity, quality and customer satisfaction.

Publications and Lectures

  • Presented “Leadership”, Los Angeles County Women’s Leadership Conference, November 2016
  • Presented “Achieving & Leveraging Diversity” briefing, Global Diversity & EOO Compliance Summit, January 2007
  • Presented “Upward Mobility of Females in Aerospace” Paper, 2006 SWE National Conference, October 2006
  • Co-presented at the Performance Plus Workshop, WESTEC Professional Development Conference, Los Angeles, March, 2004
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