La-Chun was born and raised in Rock Hill, South Carolina, USA. She attended Clemson University and graduated in 1995 with a Bachelor of Science in Ceramic Engineering.
She then joined SELEE Corporation in Hendersonville, North Carolina and held a variety of roles, including Cast House Manager, leading their largest product line.
La-Chun joined GE Quartz in October 1997, where she held roles as Process Engineer, Tubing Green Belt, Supplier Quality Black Belt and Manager of the Sand Processing Plant. She joined Corporate Audit Staff (CAS) in September 2000, performing and leading financial, regulatory, compliance, acquisition and/or commercial audits. Her last role on CAS was Executive Audit Manager of Global Compliance, Latin America and Commercial Excellence. She was also a member of GE’s Commercial Council.
In May 2007, La-Chun joined GE Capital as the Vice President of Commercial Distribution Finance’s Field Services Group, leading a team of over 300 remote employees. In January 2014, La-Chun joined GE Aviation as Plant Leader of Lynn Assembly, Test and Overhaul, where she led a team of over 400 employees in producing and developing engines for GE Aviation’s military and commercial customers.
Since April 2015, La-Chun has been the Managing Director/Site Leader of GE Aviation Wales, a world-renowned engine overhaul and component repair site. GE Aviation Wales is the largest industrial company in Wales posting over $2.9bn in annual revenues and employing over 1,200 employees.
La-Chun plays a huge role in ensuring GE Aviation Wales gives back to the community through extensive volunteering, sponsorships and STEM activity in local schools. In addition, La-Chun is very active globally across the GE Affinity Networks and is especially active in GE’s Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Allies (GLBTA) Alliance.
La-Chun has been an Executive Sponsor and member of GE’s GLBTA since 2007 and is currently the only “out” Executive in GE Aviation. GE Aviation Wales’ GLBTA chapter was launched a few months after La-Chun joined GE Aviation Wales and has grown to be the largest chapter in the UK. She featured at No.4 in the Wales Online 'Pinc List 2016: The 40 Most Influential LGBT People in Wales'.
La-Chun strongly feels that a good workplace should allow everybody to flourish, develop and be the best they can be and that this is best accomplished when everyone can bring their “whole” self to work.