Denise Russell Fleming

Vice President, IT Boeing Defense, Space & Security - The Boeing Company

Denise Russell Fleming is vice president of Information Technology (IT) for Boeing Defense, Space & Security (BDS). In this role, she is responsible for leading the digital transformation of BDS and delivering innovative digital solutions to align with the business strategy. Her team is responsible for supporting the growth of Boeing’s business by partnering with the BDS team on IT-related content and technology enablement for BDS programs. Her team also focuses on delivering efficiencies for BDS programs leveraging data analytics and other technology enablers.


Fleming is a technology executive with more than 25 years of experience in Information Technology (IT), cyber risk management and business/digital transformations for global technology companies. She has a unique combination of operational, engineering and marketing experience with a demonstrated track record of developing and implementing technology products and solutions that have a direct impact on revenue, margin and market share.  She is skilled in securing stakeholder approval for emerging ideas and has consistently been recognized as a change agent to champion cross-company transformation initiatives.


Before joining Boeing, Fleming was the vice president of Application Solutions at BAE Systems, Inc. In this role, she had responsibility for full lifecycle management of all IT applications supporting 30,000 employees. Prior to this role, Fleming served as vice president of Business Technology & Transformation at BAE Systems, Inc. where she developed an enterprise technology roadmap, introduced enterprise-wide technology, governance, change management and centralization of IT resources to deliver efficiency and cost savings.


Previously, Fleming held several executive positions during her 13-year career at Sprint Nextel, now T-Mobile, in a variety of leadership roles with increasing levels of responsibility. She led B2B, B2G and B2C business in a variety of roles including: profit & loss for a $6B business, customer-facing global operations, sales engineering, program management, marketing strategy, vendor management and Chief of Staff to the CEO.


Fleming earned a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from University of Virginia and an MBA from Duke University. She also completed an Advanced General Managers Program at the Insead Business School in Fontainebleau, France.


She currently serves on the national board for TechBridge Girls, serves as an Executive Champion for Boeing Women In Leadership in the Potomac Region, is a member of the Executive Leadership Council, ITSMF (IT Senior Management Forum) and the Society of Information Management (SIM) Capital Area Chapter. She was awarded the 2012 Women of Color Technology Award for Career Achievement in Industry and is a 2014 inductee into the Black Engineer of the Year Awards Hall of Fame.

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