Mona Bates

Chief Information Officer

Collins Aerospace

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Mona Bates is the Chief  Information Officer (CIO) for Collins Aerospace. In this role, she leverages her experience to drive customer success and enhance the employee experience through digital transformation.

With more than 20 years of IT and leadership experience in aerospace, defense and the commercial sectors, she most recently served as CIO for Raytheon Missiles & Defense. Prior to the Raytheon merger with United Technologies Corporation, she served as CIO for Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems. Before joining Raytheon, Ms. Bates held senior leadership positions at Boecore Inc. and several leadership positions at Verizon.

She is an active supporter of diversity, equity and inclusion and STEM initiatives. Ms. Bates is the 2020 winner of the Boston CIO of the Year ORBIE Award and serves on the advisory committee for InspireCIO. She holds an MBA from the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs and a Bachelor of Science degree in computer networking from Regis University.

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