Joanna Speed

Events Director

Joanna Speed, Chief Executive Officer & Founder, The AeroLambda Group

Ms. Joanna Speed specializes in bringing together prominent aerospace industry executives to expose the issues, confront the challenges, and answer the questions facing its stakeholders. She recently served as Chief Growth Officer of Aeromed Group, and previously was the Managing Director, Aerospace and Defense Events for the Aviation Week Network – which included the SpeedNews Legacy – where she led the launch and execution of multiple marketing strategies and audience engagement platforms. During her prior tenure, she emerged as a thought leader for pioneering forecasting and intelligence forums in the A&D arena. Joanna is a recipient of the Service to the Flag Award for Industry by Women In Defense and serves as the current President for the Women In Defense Greater Los Angeles Chapter – a subsidiary organization under the National Defense Industrial Association. She was recently recognized by Business Insider as one of the top 15 most recognized and influential women in aerospace.

Board of Directors Positions:

  • LeFiell Manufacturing: 2/2022 – Present

Advisory Role Positions:

  • Janes Capital Partners: 11/2021 – 2/2022: Business Development
  • Aerospace Industry Association of Michigan: 12/2021 – 9/2022: New Market Initiative, AeroONE Conference
  • Association for Corporate Growth: 1/2021 – Present: New Market Initiative, Aerospace & Defense Middle Market Leadership Forum

Volunteer Positions:

  • Women In Defense Los Angeles Chapter (WID-GLAC) – President: 10/2022 –
  • Present Women In Defense Los Angeles Chapter (WID-GLAC) – Advisor: 1/2022 – 9/2022