Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Communications
As leader of human resources and communications, Maggie Topping is responsible for managing and directing all human resource functions, as well as corporate communications. In this role, Maggie oversees all facets of the employee experience including global human resources, total rewards, organizational effectiveness, leadership development, labor and employee relations, talent acquisition and development, media relations, employee communications, charitable giving, and engagement.
Maggie has been instrumental in guiding the company through several acquisitions, including the merger of Cessna Aircraft Company and Beechcraft Corporation under Textron Aviation in 2014, and Able Engineering in 2015. She also co-chaired the most recent International Association of Machinists contract negotiation.
Since beginning her tenure with Cessna Aircraft Company in 2001, Maggie has held various roles of increasing responsibility including serving as an HR generalist and HR business leader supporting Operations, Sales and Marketing, and overseeing the company’s global HR operations and talent programs.
Expanding her scope beyond human resources, Maggie has also previously served as a product line leader in the company’s single engine business. Prior to joining the company, Maggie served as HR generalist and logistics manager at Honeywell-Aerospace.
Maggie has a bachelor’s in Business Administration and Human Resources Management from Wichita State University, is a certified Textron Six Sigma Green Belt, and is a graduate of the Textron Executive Leadership program.
As an active member of the community, Maggie serves on the Sedgwick County Zoological Society Board of Trustees, WSU Tech Board of Trustees, WSU National Advisory Council and Kansas Chamber, is a member of Leadership Kansas, and has previously served on the board for Junior Achievement of Kansas