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BUSINESS EXECUTIVE, LAWYER,
AUTHOR, SPEAKER

Sondra Radcliffe

Sondra is a trailblazing female executive at a Fortune 50 company. She is the author of her own story and has forged a path that is uniquely her own. Sondra credits her success to a lot of grit and a growth mindset. She believes in choosing courage over comfort, working hard and persevering through the pivots. Sondra worked full-time while pursuing her undergraduate degree, law degree and MBA. She became a mother for the first time two weeks after she graduated law school and six weeks before she took (and passed) the bar exam.

Sondra has had a successful career as an attorney at an Am Law 100 firm, as in-house counsel for a Fortune 50 company and as a business executive. She has been recognized twice by the San Diego Daily Transcript as a Top Young Attorney in San Diego. She was also a finalist for San Diego Metro Magazine’s Women Who Rock award and the Arizona Corporate Counsel Award. Sondra was also selected by the Collins Aerospace senior leadership team as 1 of 60 women for the WILL RISE program, hand-picked for advancement in P&L roles to meet Raytheon Technologies’ commitment to gender parity in senior leadership roles by 2030.

Sondra is passionate about helping others claim their leadership, find their voice, and lead confidently. She does this by L.E.A.D.ing: Learning every day, Energizing with vision, Acting with integrity and courage, and Developing others. 

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Core Values

Sondra is a woman who is unafraid of a challenge and cares enough about her own development to ask for help and secure the outcome she wants. 

Curiosity

Sondra has a growth mindset and is learning agile. She believes that learners become our most effective leaders.

Courage

Sondra chooses courage over comfort and doesn’t shy away from hard things. She exhibits courage in taking calculated risks and in doing the right thing, even when it’s not the easy thing.

Community

Sondra invests in what matters - building relationships and creating community.  She is passionate about developing others and understands that strong relationships lead to better results.
STRENGTHS

What I Can Do

Strategy

Sondra is a strategy-oriented leader with a background in finance, business development and law. 

The diversity of her experiences allows her to work effectively across organizations and ensure that the activities of multiple groups/functions are connected to the company’s larger initiatives/strategies.

Speaking

Sondra is a dynamic speaker who engages her audience with thought-provoking examples and provides practical techniques and actionable strategies that participants can use to get measurable results. 

Sondra also helps leaders create actionable strategies to find their voice, communicate confidently, elevate their leadership and increase employee engagement.

Structure / Processes

Drawing from her diverse experiences, Sondra helps organizations eliminate workplace complexity and implement structures / processes that free up bottlenecks in their businesses.

Sondra helps businesses uncover the hidden processes and workarounds that have developed over time to deal with inefficient processes and create new, more efficient processes
Sondra is available for keynote addresses, workshops, and full and half day seminars.
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Bio

Sondra has had a successful career as an attorney at an Am Law 100 firm, as in-house counsel for a Fortune 50 company and as a business executive.

Sondra Radcliffe is currently the general manager for a commercial aerospace manufacturing company where she is responsible for leading a global business with operations in the United States, Germany, India and the Philippines. As General Manager of the Oxygen & PSU business at Collins Aerospace Sondra has full strategic, operational, and P&L responsibility and leads a team of roughly 700 engineering, manufacturing, project management and product assembly employees located in 5 global sites.

Sondra joined Collins Aerospace in 2013 and has held a variety of roles including Senior Director of the Program Management Office where she was responsible for designing and implementing robust program management processes to ensure effective portfolio management, business priority alignment and execution excellence. 
Sondra also spearheaded a business transformation project to integrate and align the business management processes across the Interiors business following the acquisition of Rockwell Collins and BE Aerospace. 

Prior to that Sondra held multiple roles of increasing responsibility within the legal group. In her last roll as Associate General Counsel, Sondra led the legal and contracts group for the Interiors, Actuation & Propeller Systems business, with ~7,000 employees and operations at 22 sites across eight countries.

Before joining Collins Aerospace Sondra was an attorney with two national firms where her practice included corporate, business and employment litigation. She worked on a variety of substantive class action cases including unfair business practices, shareholder claims and alleged SEC violations from reverse mergers, product liability, and consumer litigation.
Sondra also taught Contemporary Business Law at the University of Phoenix and served as the Business Development Analyst for beverage distributor Mesa Distributing Co. where she forecasted sales and inventory projections based on trends and performance goals, and identified and pursued new business opportunities in line with business strategies.

Sondra holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a Master of Business Administration from the University of San Diego, Calif., as well a Juris Doctor from the University of San Diego School of Law. In addition, she participated in the Emerging Leaders Executive Education Program with the University of Virginia Darden School of Business in Singapore.

Sondra currently resides in Phoenix, Arizona with her husband and four children.

HISTORY IN DATES

Experience

General Manager, Oxygen & PSU

2020 - Present
Collins Aerospace, Phoenix AZ

Senior Director, Program Management Office

2019 – 2020
Collins Aerospace, Phoenix AZ

Associate General Counsel – Interiors, Actuation & Propeller Systems

2016 – 2019
Collins Aerospace, Phoenix AZ

Assistant General Counsel – Interiors

2014-2016
Collins Aerospace, Phoenix AZ

Assistant Counsel – Aerostructures

2013-2014
Collins Aerospace, Chula Vista CA

Adjunct Professor, Contemporary Business Law

2013 – 2014
University of Phoenix School of Business, San Diego CA

Senior Associate Attorney

2011 – 2013
Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith, San Diego CA

Associate Attorney

2009 – 2011
Sessions Fishman Nathan Israel, San Diego CA

Associate Attorney

2007 – 2009
Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith, San Diego CA

Board Qualification

Sondra is qualified to advise and serve on the Corporate Governance Committee of a company board looking to create and execute on a comprehensive growth strategy while maturing business management processes. 

She currently serve as an executive committee officer on the board of the Arizona Manufacturing Council (AMC), a non-profit organization where she is responsible for board composition, as well as decision-making and management of the larger board.

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Contact Info

P: +1 (619) 246-6840
E: sondra.radcliffe@gmail.com

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