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The Military College of South Carolina

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Jim Wigfall

Corps Grad ’82


Jim Wigfall serves as an advisor on The Citadel Science and Mathematics Council. He is vice president of Shared Services Group (SSG) Business Support to Boeing Commercial Airplanes (BCA) and Boeing Capital Corporation (BCC). He reports to the SSG president and is a member of the Shared Services Leadership Team.

Wigfall works with the BCA and BCC executive teams and is accountable for SSG performance in support of their operational and strategic business plans. Prior to this assignment, from October 2005 to December 2010, Wigfall served as vice president of SSG Supplier Management with responsibility for the purchase of all non-production goods and services for The Boeing Company. Prior to the October 2005 realignment of Shared Services Group, Wigfall led the Supply Chain Services organization, which included Investment Recovery and Distribution, Business and Technical Information Management, Creative Services, Library and Learning Centers, and Printing Services & Engineering Information Management.

Between May 2003 and August 2004, Wigfall served as director of Information Systems Process Councils at Boeing Commercial Airplanes ensuring that the information technology strategy aligned with the Commercial Airplanes strategy, and oversaw a reliable computing production environment. He worked with Engineering, Manufacturing, Quality, Supplier Management, Finance, Contracts, Human Resources, and Sales and Marketing.

Wigfall previously was Commercial Airplanes Information Systems director for Manufacturing, Quality Assurance and Supply Chain Systems, director of Enterprise Computing Operations and Support at Shared Services, and director of the Year 2000 (Y2K) program for Commercial Airplanes.

Between 1988 and 1998, he held several Information Systems management positions within Boeing Computer Services and Boeing Commercial Airplanes supporting business resources, database design, software engineering, CAD/CAM systems, configuration management and continuous quality improvement. In 1987, Wigfall was recognized as Boeing Computer Services Employee of the Year. He joined Boeing in 1986 as an Ada programmer converting software code.

Active in the community, Wigfall is a member of the Board of Directors for several organizations -- Bellevue Chamber of Commerce, King County Library System, Evergreen State College and Special Olympics Washington. Wigfall was named a Seattle YMCA Black Achiever 1990-2000. Wigfall is also the Boeing executive representative for the National Society of Black Engineers and received the Career Achievement in Industry Award from Career Communications Group at the Black Engineer of the Year Awards in February 2009.

Born in Los Angeles, Wigfall lived at various locations across the United States as a military dependent. He received a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics/Computer Science in 1982 from The Citadel, a military college in Charleston, S.C. He served four years in the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged in 1986 as a captain in the Signal Corps in Augusta, Ga. He obtained his Master's in Business Administration from the University of Tennessee, specializing in Aerospace.

Outside of work, Wigfall writes fiction, is an avid professional sports fan and enjoys playing sports. He lives in the Puget Sound region of Washington state.

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