Jennie Fredin is the Associate Director of Advanced Data Links Engineering for Collins Aerospace which is a United Technologies Company. In this role, Jennie is responsible for managing a group of 100 engineers that create solutions for a government projects portfolio of over $150M annually and also provide market direction for an additional 200 engineers. She has participated in the direct hiring of over 500 engineers and has a team of managers that have hired over 100 engineers. She also serves as the principal engineering lead for Data Link Solutions (DLS), a Collins Aerospace and BAE joint venture.
She joined Collins in 1999 and has held various embedded software and systems engineering positions of increasing responsibility within Domestic Airborne Communications, Satellite Communications, International Communications and Data Link Solutions. Jennie was a facilitator and teacher for the Managing Constructive Change course at Collins and has taught over 250 leaders. She was also a semifinalist for the Collins Government Systems Engineer of the Year award. Jennie holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from South Dakota State University, Master's of Engineering in Systems from Iowa State University and a Master's of Business Administration from the University of Iowa.
Jennie lives in Cedar Rapids, IA, with her husband Mark and three children: Emily (14 yrs), Ellenor (10 yrs) and Thomas (7 yrs).