Stacey Brown
Senior Manager, Component Maintenance
American Airlines
Tulsa, OK

“I am passionate about working in an environment that requires constant innovation to remain on the leading edge of business. Manufacturing provides great opportunities for teams to work together, challenging each other to remain competitive in the global arena and providing new products, superior quality, lower costs and turn times.”

Stacey Brown has a 23 year history of developing leaders and encouraging education throughout her various leadership roles at American Airlines, including several years with the sister company, American Eagle, now Envoy. Recently, Stacey led the Components Repair & Overhaul's efforts to not only support continuous improvement, but also to encourage her peers and employees to participate in training in this area. She was able to drive efforts that resulted in efficiencies with regards to cost, reduction of turn times, better labor accounting, better productivity, fewer OSHA Recordable Injuries and a better work environment for her employees. 
 
Stacey is truly a lifelong learner, and pushes to instill the same value in others.  She is constantly seeking ways to learn more, improve herself, and translate that into improvements in the workplace, from formal degree programs outside the organization to informal efforts within. With the skills and knowledge she gained through furthering her education, she learned how to develop an atmosphere of inclusion and has created an environment that values learning.  Her vision is contagious when it comes to the benefit of continuous improvement, and there are few senior managers who inspire so many by removing barriers. 
 
As a veteran, Stacey knows the value of volunteering. In 1980, Stacey volunteered for the United States Marine Corp. Four years later, demonstrating strength of character and tremendous perseverance, she reached the rank of Sergeant. 
 
To this day Stacey continually gives back to the community by promoting STEM education, including volunteering with the Tulsa Regional STEM Alliance, particularly in events to encourage young women to enter STEM careers.  She also participates in a host of charity events to benefit local initiatives.

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