Damien Pattenaude is Superintendent of the Renton School District. He is a product of the Renton School District and, after graduated from Renton High School, he went on to obtain three degrees from Washington State University, most recent, a Doctorate of Education in Educational Leadership. Over the past fifteen years he has served the Renton School District as a teacher, assistant principal, principal, chief academic officer, and assistant superintendent of learning and teaching. In July 2017, Pattenaude assumed the role of Superintendent of the Renton Schools where he continues his focus of improving student achievement for every child, and ensuring each student graduates with options and prepared to fully participate in our democracy.
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Kim Smith, vice president and general manager of Boeing Fabrication, oversees a global operation of manufacturing sites and more than 16,000 employees producing components for Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Boeing Defense, Space & Security and Boeing Global Services. Smith also leads Boeing Additive Manufacturing.
Boeing Fabrication operations are dedicated to engineering and manufacturing millions of aerospace parts, tools, kits and assemblies to meet the company’s needs for composites, metals, emergent and manufacturing services, electrical systems, interiors and propulsion. As leader of Boeing Additive Manufacturing, Smith is responsible for driving the company’s strategy, investments and implementation of this disruptive manufacturing technology. Smith’s leadership experience outside Boeing includes serving as plant manager at GKN Sinter Metals, where she had profit-and-loss responsibility and was accountable for manufacturing, quality, engineering, supply chain, facilities and finance.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Michigan State University and an Executive Master of Business Administration and Leadership Certificate from Seattle University. In 2017, she received the Army Aviation Association of America’s (AAAA) Knight of the Honorable Order of St. Michael Award.