Susan Griffin was named Executive Vice President of Commercial Programs in June 2016 and is a member of Bell Helicopter’s Executive Leadership Team.
In her current role, Susan is responsible for all Commercial Programs including new and upgraded product development and the certification of Bell Helicopter’s newest commercial products, the Bell 525 Relentless and Bell 505 Jet Ranger X.
Previously, Susan served as the Vice President and Program Director, 525 Program. In this role, she oversaw all aspects of the program design and build and laid a strong foundation for its type certification and market entry.
Susan has been an integral part of the Bell Helicopter team since joining the company in 1998. Susan served as VP Military Business Finance, where she made tremendous contributions to the military business team and our Company. Prior to that, Susan held the role of Program Manager for the V-22 Program Office guiding the day-to-day direction of the Bell-Boeing partnership, the implementation of all V-22 program contracts, budgeting, manpower requirements, and successful execution of Bell Helicopter’s technical performance on all V-22 operations for the customer.
Her previous assignments included Director of V-22 Business Operations, Government Business Unit Finance Director, Manager of Government Compliance and General Accounting, Supervisor of V-22 Pricing, and Information Systems Auditor Specialist. Prior to joining Bell Helicopter, Susan was with the Defense Contracting Audit Agency which provides accounting and financial advisory services in connection with Department of Defense contracts and subcontracts.
Susan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Texas at Arlington and is a Certified Public Accountant in Texas. Susan is a graduate of Leadership Texas 2009.