Learn about some of Howmet Aerospaces female executives

Learn about some of Howmet Aerospace's female executives

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Leaders at Howmet Aerospace hold themselves to the highest levels of integrity and compliance.

They're guided by the company's Values, Code of Conduct, and ethics and compliance program to make the right decision – every time. 

Howmet Aerospace leaders also empower employees and stakeholders to ask questions and raise concerns, and they ensure their voices will be heard and, when necessary, acted upon.

Meet the women executives at Howmet Aerospace upholding these values and supporting the career aspirations of all employees.

Sharon Barner, Director

Sharon [picture above] brings to the Board extensive business and legal perspective and which are highly valued in Howmet Aerospace's evolving, competitive environment.

Sharon has more than 30 years of experience as an international business leader and lawyer in the technology, automotive and life sciences industries. She is currently responsible for Cummins’ global legal matters, including strategic corporate initiatives, mergers and acquisitions, regulatory, and compliance.

Prior to Cummins, Sharon served as Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) where she was responsible for patent and trademark operations.

She has also practiced law at Foley & Lardner, where she was a member of the Executive Management Committee, served as Intellectual Property Department Chair, and spearheaded the establishment of the firm’s East Asia presence.

Amy E. Alving, Director

Amy is a technology leader whose career spans business, government and academia. She has been the Chief Technology Officer of one of the largest U.S. defense contractors; has led a major element of the military’s research and development enterprise; and has been a tenured faculty member carrying out original research at a major university.

Amy brings to the Board extensive technology and innovation experience across multiple sectors that will help the Company innovate and grow.

She is the former Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Leidos Holdings, Inc. (formerly Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), one of the nation’s top defense sector providers of hardware, software and services, where she worked from 2005 to 2013. From 2007 to 2013, she was SAIC’s Chief Technology Officer, stepping down when the company separated into two smaller companies. As the company’s senior technologist, she was responsible for the creation, communication and implementation of SAIC’s technical and scientific vision and strategy.

Prior to joining SAIC, Amy was the director of the Special Projects Office (SPO) at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) until 2005, where she was a member of the federal Senior Executive Service. Prior to her time at DARPA, Ms. Alving was a White House Fellow for the Department of Commerce serving as a senior technical advisor to the Deputy Secretary of Commerce from 1997 until 1998. Amy was an aerospace engineering professor at the University of Minnesota from 1990 until 1997.

Jody G. Miller, Director

Jody Miller

An outspoken thought leader, Jody brings to the board a fresh perspective on the evolving talent marketplace. Jody's entrepreneurial and leadership experience is an important asset to the Board.

Jody has served as Chief Executive Officer of Business Talent Group (BTG), a global marketplace for top independent professionals doing project-based work, since she founded the organization in 2007. Prior to founding BTG, she served as a Venture Partner with venture capital firm Maveron from 2000 to 2007. From 1995 to 1999, Jody held various positions at Americast, Disney’s digital television venture, including as Acting President and Chief Operating Officer.

Jody also served in the White House as Special Assistant to the President during the Clinton Administration from 1993 to 1995 and as a White House Fellow at the Department of Treasury from 1990 to 1992. She began her career at Cravath, Swaine & Moore.

Nicole W. Piasecki, Director

Nicole Piasecki

With decades of experience in senior management positions at a multi-billion dollar aviation company, Nicole brings cultivated industry knowledge and valuable business expertise to the Board.

Nicole is the former Vice President and General Manager of the Propulsion Systems Division of Boeing Commercial Airplanes, a position she held from March 2013 to September 2017. During 25 years with The Boeing Company beginning in 1992, Nicole held a number of senior roles, including Senior Vice President of Business Development & Strategic Integration and Vice President of Business Strategy and Marketing for Boeing Commercial Airplanes. She also served as President of Boeing Japan.

Margaret Lam, Associate General Counsel, Chief Securities and Governance Counsel and Assistant Secretary

Margaret Lam

In her role as Associate General Counsel, Chief Securities and Governance Counsel and Assistant Secretary, Margaret focuses on securities, corporate governance and finance matters. She provides legal counsel regarding matters relating to the Board of Directors and its committees, SEC reporting requirements, disclosure issues, stock exchange standards, and other securities and corporate governance matters. In addition, she works on corporate transactions and financings, including public offerings of equity and debt and acquisitions.

Prior to joining Alcoa in 2012, Margaret practiced at the law firms of Covington & Burling and Dewey & LeBoeuf (formerly named Dewey Ballantine).  She represented companies and investment banks in a variety of capital markets transactions, including initial public offerings, equity and debt offerings and private placements, and advised on issues relating to securities law disclosures and compliance, and governance and general corporate matters.

Prior to her legal career, Margaret was a senior associate in the audit practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers, specializing in financial services companies.

Margaret earned her Juris Doctor at the University of Michigan Law School, where she was Managing Editor of the Michigan Journal of International Law.  She received her Bachelor of Science, cum laude, in Accounting and Finance at New York University’s Stern School of Business.  She is a member of the New York Bar and is a certified public accountant.

Catherine Parroco, Assistant Secretary


Catherine directly supports the Chairman of the Board, the Howmet Aerospace Board of Directors and the Corporate Secretary in communicating with the Howmet Aerospace Board of Directors on a broad range of board related matters and shareholder services and operations.
Playing an important role in outreach to shareholders on corporate governance and executive compensation, Catherine leads the execution of the Annual Shareholders Meeting and the semi-annual discussions with the company’s institutional investors. In addition, Catherine manages all meetings of the Board of Directors. She works closely with senior management on corporate governance, board-related and public company matters to ensure that decisions of the board of directors are implemented. 
Catherine joined the Howmet Aerospace Legal Department in 2001, working directly with the Chief Legal Officer and Global Director of Compliance on a wide variety of operational and administrative projects. Since joining the Corporate Secretary’s Office in 2005, she has assumed a progressively broader array of project management and governance-related responsibilities.
Earlier in her career, Catherine was a Risk Management Analyst for MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings Inc., a New York-based holding company with interests in a diversified portfolio of public and private companies.

Catherine holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science and Economics.

Angela Foglia, Group Information Technology Director

Angela is a results oriented professional combining leadership, process transformation, technology, and entrepreneurial skills to manage risk, increase revenue, and control costs.

As IT Director for the Howmet Structure Systems (HSS) business unit of Howmet Aerospace, she is responsible for managing the IT staff and budget of this $1.2B business, including the more than 50 people and 19 locations across the North America and European regions.

She was also named a Pittsburgh Technology Council Rising Star winner.

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