Studer has over 30 years of experience in global stability operations management, strategy formation, and business development. As the senior vice president of KBR's logistics business unit, she oversees more than 12,000 employees worldwide who perform base operations, facilities management, engineering, procurement, contingency response operations and construction services.Before joining KBR, Studer spent 26 years with the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) and retired as a senior executive service (SES) member. Prior to this, she served as an aerospace ground equipment technician in the US Air Force and the Ohio Air National Guard.
With her leadership, KBR continues to make a positive impact around the globe, especially to the local economies in the fragile environments where the company operates."A big part of KBR's success in providing reliable stability operations wherever they are needed is Ella," said Byron Bright, president, KBR Government Solutions U.S.
"Nobody deserves this Lifetime Achievement Award more and we are fortunate to have her on our team."Studer manages an arm of the business that strengthens KBR's role in stability operations, capacity building, and disaster and recovery operations.
This work has included assisting with disaster relief at multiple bases after catastrophic storms, such as Hurricane Michael, employing host country nationals, and growing local businesses.
KBR diligently works with local companies to support the African economy. Within the last two years, it has increased contract awards to Djiboutian-owned vendors by more than 90%.KBR also employs hundreds of national workers at numerous sites across the Arabian Peninsula, and helps these employees develop their skillsets through training programmes.
Additionally, KBR's Zero Harm programme promotes personal and corporate commitment to health, safety and the environment."Transparency, ethical conduct, and respect for human rights are all hallmarks of ISOA member companies," said Bright.
"Ella exemplifies KBR's commitment to these values and to conducting business safely and with integrity."For over 75 years, KBR has helped ensure the success of the US government missions and military readiness in the world's most challenging environments. KBR is a top provider of theatre-opening logistics support to the US military forces, prepositioned stock to the US Army and Marine Corps, and global expeditionary support services.
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