Richard J. Cross

Sr Program Manager in Seattle, Washington

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My name is Richard and I've been calling Seattle, WA my home since 2008. I am currently a Sr. Program Manager with Amazon supporting Worldwide Business Transformation as a member of the Industrial Design & Program Management team.

Here‘s some additional info about me:

- I was born in the Philippines and grew up as a military brat all over the world.

- I spent a good amount of my formative years in Fort Walton Beach and Orlando, Florida.

- I moved to Seattle to start my career with Boeing after graduating from the University of Central Florida with my BS in Industrial Engineering.

- Back In 2014, I earned my MBA from the University of Washington's Foster School of Business.

- Back in 2019, after 11 years with Boeing, I decided to switch to a new opportunity with my current employer, Amazon.

- I am very passionate about Diversity & Inclusion and it’s role in driving innovation and corporate strategy.

- I have served on several non-profit boards in Orlando and Seattle.

- I enjoy being a life long learner and I am always open to challenging myself with learning new skills and iterating on ideas.

- Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my husband Shawn, playing with my pets, and visiting with friends and family all around the world.

- I am a musician and play the trumpet.

- I am a Disney Vacation Club member and have visited Disney Parks and Resorts 100+ times.

- My ultimate goal is to continuously immerse myself in new cultures both domestic and foreign. So, a year long cruise around the world would be a dream come true!

  • Work
    • Amazon
  • Education
    • University of Washington
    • University of Central Florida