Jeanne Atwell, Senior Director of Advanced Mission Solutions
Ball Aerospace

Dr. Jeanne Atwell is the senior director of Advanced Mission Solutions at Ball Aerospace, supporting the National Defense business unit. In this role, Dr. Atwell oversees programs and business development for critical national security space missions, including survivability and resiliency, advanced technology and missions and special programs.

In nearly 20 years at Ball Aerospace, Dr. Atwell has served in widely diverse roles, including as a data scientist, systems engineer, technical manager, and functional manager. She has supported programs in all phases of the program lifecycle, from architecture studies to requirements development and post-delivery support, including serving as chief engineer on several programs and proposals. In addition, she directed the internally- and externally-funded research and development portfolio for the National Defense business unit.

As a National Reconnaissance Office Technology Fellow in 2004, Dr. Atwell completed a government-sponsored research project focused on mission analysis. As part of her research, Dr. Atwell met with defense contractors around the world to learn firsthand how the aerospace industry serves the intelligence community.

Dr. Atwell holds a bachelor’s in mathematics from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, a master’s degree in mathematics from Oregon State University and a Ph.D. in applied mathematics from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

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