Associate General Counsel, Collins Aerospace
Sondra Radcliffe is the Associate General Counsel for the Interiors business unit of Collins Aerospace. Collins Aerospace Systems is part of the aerospace portfolio of United Technologies Corporation (NYSE:UTX). Collins Aerospace Systems is one of the world’s largest suppliers of technologically advanced aerospace and defense products. Collins Aerospace designs, manufactures and services systems and components and provide integrated solutions for commercial, regional, business and military aircraft, helicopters and other platforms. Collins Aerospace Systems employs approximately 70,000 people worldwide with approximate annual sales of ~$23 billion.
In her current role Sondra consults and advises on a wide range of business, compliance, and legal issues, and supports a broad portfolio of products including: aircraft seating, evacuation slides, life rafts, water systems, de-icing systems, aircraft veneers, and interior / exterior lighting systems. Prior to joining Collins Aerospace Sondra worked as a practicing attorney and an adjunct professor at the University of Phoenix’s School of Business teaching courses on Business Law. Sondra has also held various positions in finance and accounting, operations and supply chain, and sales and strategy throughout her career. Sondra’s global mindset, business agility, and experience in both business and law make her a valuable asset and business partner.
Sondra has been recognized for her extraordinary legal skills and leadership at the Arizona Corporate Counsel Awards. She has also been honored as one of Twenty Women Who Rock by San Diego Metro Magazine. Sondra has been a featured speaker at the Society of Human Resource Management’s Law Day Conference and the Hoyle Cohen Executive Women’s Forum. She has also been highlighted in The Daily Transcript’s Annual Law Week publication for her work in employment law and has published multiple articles in various legal publications and journals. Most recently, Sondra was hand-picked (a total of 64 women among Collins Aerospace and Pratt & Whitney were selected) for a one-year development program intended to accelerate the growth and advancement of women in line leadership roles. The initiative, WILL RISE, is aimed at building, supporting and developing women with the ultimate goal of increasing the number of women thriving in executive P&L positions across Collins Aerospace and Pratt & Whitney.
Sondra received her undergraduate degree from the University of San Diego in 2001, her law degree from the University of San Diego School of Law in 2007, and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of San Diego in 2016. Sondra attended the University of Virginia, Darden School of Business’ Executive Leadership program in Singapore in 2017.