Ms. Jean C. Conley
Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Jean C. Conley is the chief financial officer and vice president of the Center for Integrated Business Operations (IBO) at The MITRE Corporation. In this role, she is responsible for ensuring MITRE's financial strength and maintaining its leadership as a preeminent manager of federally funded research and development centers (FFRDCs).
Conley joined MITRE in 2017 as the director of strategy and integration in the former Center for Finance and Analytics. She was later named the director of business operations, overseeing the corporate real estate, corporate contracts and subcontracts, and international program management offices.
She previously served as the controller and division manager of finance and contracts for the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), the FFRDC the California Institute of Technology operates for NASA. She also served as the CFO for special programs encompassing JPL’s sensitive, non-NASA work. Before joining JPL, Conley held multiple roles in business information technology, accounting, and financial management at Raytheon Systems Company, formerly Hughes Aircraft Company.
In 2017, Conley received the NASA Outstanding Public Leadership Medal. JPL also honored her twice, in 2006 and 2014, with the Magellan Award, JPL's highest form of leadership recognition.
At Caltech, she sat on the Employee Benefits Committee, the JPL Voluntary Employees Beneficiary Association Oversight Committee, the Athenaeum Finance & Membership Committees, and served on the search committee for Caltech's CFO/VP of business and finance. She is an active member of the FFRDC/UARC/Non-Profit CFO Consortium and was formerly on the board of directors, an executive committee member, and the board treasurer of the Mothers' Club Family Learning Center in Pasadena, Calif.
Conley holds a bachelor's degree in computer information systems from California State Polytechnic University, an MBA from the University of Southern California, a certificate in government contracts management from the University of California Los Angeles, and certificates in Leading for Organizational Impact and Leading Strategically from the Center for Creative Leadership.