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Ellen Ferraro

Vice President, Engineering & Mission Assurance

Dr. Ellen Ferraro is the vice president of Engineering & Mission Assurance at Raytheon Intelligence & Space, a business of Raytheon Technologies. She is responsible for ensuring engineering excellence for all RI&S programs, enabling the business to produce the most advanced defense and information systems in the world.

Before this role, Ferraro was vice president of Mission Assurance, which serves as the technical partner along theentire product life cycle, mitigating system issues and ensuring that quality is built into every aspect of our business. Prior to that, she was the senior director of Supplier Assurance.

Previously, Ferraro held positions of increasing responsibility, including deputy vice president of Engineering at BAE Systems, business area chief engineer for Integrated Communication Systems at Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems, director of Research and Technology for Raytheon Advanced Technologies and senior director leading the Systems Engineering organization at Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems.

Ferraro received her doctorate in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst under a NASA Graduate Student Research Fellowship. Ferraro is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and is a committee member for the 2022 IEEE Phased Array Systems Symposium. She is a 2016 Fellow of the Society of Women Engineers and is the recipient of the SWE 2007 Emerging Leaders Award, the SWE 1999 Distinguished New Engineer Award and the Mass High Tech “Women to Watch in 2006” Award.