LeAnn Ridgeway

Advisory Board Member

Additional Title(s)

Vice President, Chief Sustainability Officer, Collins Aerospace


LeAnn Ridgeway is vice president of Sustainability for Collins Aerospace.  In this role, to which she was appointed in November 2021, Ridgeway is responsible for leading Sustainability strategy and implementation for across the Collins Business Units.  In addition, she also represents Collins on the Raytheon Corporate Environmental, Social and Governance Committee. 

Prior to her current position, Ridgeway served as vice president and general manager of Information Management Services (IMS) for Collins Aerospace, where she was responsible for leading the global IMS business, including creating the Connected Aviation Ecosystem Network for Collins, created by joining the Collins aviation network services and ground systems, flight support and communications services and information processing with the FlightAware acquisition.

She joined Rockwell Collins in 1988 and has held various positions of increasing responsibility, including: vice president and general manager of Integration for B/E Aerospace, which the company acquired in April 2017 and vice president and general manager for Simulation and Training Solutions in Government Systems; vice president and managing director, Americas; senior director, Engineering Services for Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) and vice president of Material Services for Collins.

A native of Anamosa, Iowa, Ridgeway earned her bachelor’s degree in Business and Economics from Mt. Mercy University. She earned her Master of Business Administration degree from St. Ambrose University. She previously served on several non-profit boards, including the Jones County Empowerment Board, Anamosa School Board, Starlighter’s Theater Board, Wapsipinicon Country Club Board, the American Red Cross as well as on the Board of Directors for Rockwell Collins UK Limited and as VP of the Board for; ARINC Incorporated, Aeronautical Radio, Incorporated, ARINC International Incorporated and Radio Holdings, Incorporated.