Kimberly DeBrock Woolf, of Foristell, Missouri, has been named a 2022 Alumni Merit Award recipient from Southeast Missouri State University. Alumni Merit Awards have been presented annually since 1958 to Southeast alumni who have brought distinction to themselves and the University. 


Woolf grew up on a farm in rural Delta, Missouri, with her parents Glenn and Betty DeBrock before making the decision to attend Southeast.  

“I grew up in this area,” said Woolf, “so I was happy to be able to get a great education while remaining close to home.” 

Woolf graduated from Southeast in 1993 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration before earning a master’s degree in business administration from Lindenwood. She then took a job that would become her career.  

“I went to work for Boeing shortly after graduating and was with the company for 28 years,” said Woolf.  

During her time with Boeing, Woolf enjoyed a variety of positions such as finance site manager in support of special forces and finance site manager with Boeing’s San Antonio, Texas, facility. These positions took her family to Florida and Texas before ultimately bringing them back to Missouri.  

“In 2011, we moved back to St. Louis, Missouri, where I continued working for Boeing as the chief financial officer, of the Training and Government Services division and functional CFO of Engineering, Operations and Quality for Boeing Defense,” said Woolf.  

Woolf remained with Boeing until 2020, when she retired. She went on to become to the vice president/CFO of U.S. Motors Division of the Nippon Densan Corporation, or NIDEC, before officially retiring last April.  

Now officially retired, Woolf is looking forward to being home where she will be able to spend more time with her husband, Dave, and their two children, Devon and Catie. 

“I was fortunate enough to enjoy a long and successful career with the help of the education I received from Southeast Missouri State. Now I just want to spend as much of my time as possible with my family,” said Woolf. 

Woolf was honored at the University’s annual Copper Dome Society and Merit Award Dinner on October 28 during Homecoming weekend. The Copper Dome Society recognizes donors to the University of $250 or more annually. It is their continued support that enables students to receive scholarships, the best in classroom technology and the experiences outside the classroom that are so important in today's society.