Board of Directors and Officers – 2015
President: Mr. George Anderson, ESEP
George W. Anderson has more than 40 years experience as a practicing Systems, Aeronautical, Mechanical and Human Factors Design Engineer. He has worked in the Aviation, Automotive, Defense Contracting and Intelligence Community domains and participated in product development, deployment and operations of complex systems ranging from aircraft and airline technical management to Information Technology systems. For the past 13 years he has served as a contractor in multiple systems engineering roles in the Intelligence Community (IC) supporting NSA and the Director of National Intelligence. He has worked for Camber/i2S Inc. as an Enterprise Architect and Assistant Program Line Manager, Titan, Inc. as a Systems Architect, and TASC, as a Process Engineer and Standards Development Lead. Prior to working in the IC, he served with the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), as a member of the Major Aircraft Accident Investigation (Go) Team. He also completed a career in the U.S. Air Force as a pilot and engineer where he participated in the design, procurement and engineering support of the A-10, C-12, F-111, F-105, and F-100 aircraft. He flew combat missions in Viet Nam in the EC-47 Electronic Warfare aircraft and received the Distinguished Flying Cross for a mission flown in support of the Marines during the battle of Khe Sanh. He later served in Saudi Arabia where he commanded a C-12 aircraft operational unit. He earned his BS degree at the US Air Force Academy in 1964 and a MSAE from the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) School of Engineering in 1973. His personal awards also include IC and DoD citations for work with architecture development, process improvement, and contributions to improving network interoperability.
President Elect: Ms. Ellie Gianni, ESEP
Ellie is currently employed by the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Maryland where she provides trusted advisory and systems engineering services for the Department of Defense and Intelligence Community. Ellies’ expertise is in the areas of Network Engineering, Systems Engineering and Program Management. She has provided services to the Federal Government for more than 32 years as the President and Owner of Command, Control, Computers and Communications Consulting Services Inc., (C4CSI) and also as an employee of Computer Sciences Corporation, Northrop Grumman, TASC, Lockheed Martin, NASA and Bendix Field Engineering Corporation. She has supported the Department of Homeland Security, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the US State Department, and the US Agency for International Development, the American Institute in Taiwan, the Diplomatic Telecommunications Service Program Office, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. She has also worked as an Electronics Engineer for the Goddard Space Flight Center at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Ellie has a Master of Science degree in Computer Systems Management from the University of Maryland and Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh. Ellie has been a member of INCOSE for 5 years and obtained her INCOSE ESEP Certification in December 2012. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org & Phone: 240.447.2246
Past President: Erik DeVito, CSEP
Erik is a Senior Systems Engineering Manager with 16 years of professional experience, presently working for Serco North America. He specializes in working with Government agencies in the development and acquisition of cutting edge, intelligence collection, military defensive and information processing systems. Besides holding an MBA from the University of Maryland University College, Erik is a Certified Systems Engineering Professional with a Department of Defense Acquisition extension. He’s also a certified Six Sigma Green Belt. Notably he is a decorated veteran of the United States Air Force. During his service he provided direct threat warning to U.S. and allied aircraft conducting combat theater operations; including Bosnia (Joint Guard/Joint Forge), Kosovo and Yugoslavia (Operation Allied Force/Operation Noble Anvil) and Iraq (Southern Watch). Erik has been an active member of INCOSE since 2006.
Treasurer: Kent deJong, CSEP
Kent de Jong brings 25 years of professional experience in Software and Systems Engineering to Maryland from the Land of Enchantment on retiring from Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, New Mexico. In his career at Sandia, Kent worked on satellites, security systems, simulations, and information systems supporting several government and commercial customers. Departments of Energy, Navy, and Air Force customer as well as the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences afforded opportunities to build cool software, hangout with fun electronics, do exciting analyses, and learn project management from really great people. As part of this experience, Kent developed and taught software engineering and software quality classes, adapted the Fagan software inspection methodology to the Laboratories, and applied that methodology to weapons systems requirements and design drawing inspections. Collaborations with these customers guided Kent toward research of requirements creation, elicitation, and management…areas he found compelling and strangely attractive. During this study of requirements and their association with systems, Kent discovered INCOSE, where he found kindred spirits who believed a holistic approach to engineering of systems yields better results for customers and the public. Before joining Sandia, Kent earned a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and a Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. To better serve his customers, Kent augmented his education with a Master’s Degree in Finance from the University of New Mexico. As a member of New Mexico’s Enchantment Chapter of INCOSE, Kent earned his Certified System Engineering Professional credential prior to transferring to the Chesapeake Chapter.
Secretary: Mr. Mark Kaczmarek
Mark Kaczmarek has over 35 years of professional experience as a Software Systems and Systems Engineer. He has 21 years of experience at Link Flight Simulation building Aerodynamic and Engine Mathematical Models for Aircraft Flight Simulator Trainers. Mark has an undergrad from Parks College of St. Louis University in Aeronautical Engineering. He has a MS degree in Applied Engineering from the Watson School of Engineering at Binghamton State University of New York. Mark has been in several Officer positions from 1986 to 1999 for the Southern Tier Section of the AIAA (American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics) in New York. Currently, Mark is employed by KEYW Corp.an engineering firm in Hanover, Maryland. Mark has been an active Committee member of the Chesapeake Chapter since May 2010 and has supported the start-up of their Student Division.
Directors at Large
Programs: Position Unfilled
Communications: Mr. Patrick Williams, CSEP
Mr. Williams has over 30 years of professional experience including 20 years of analytical and technical management experience supporting government programs. Mr. Williams has a BS in Engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point, an MS in Operations Research from The George Washington University, and an ME in Environmental Engineering from the University of Maryland. He is a licensed Professional Engineer and holds CSEP and PMP certifications.
Mr. Williams started his career as an Engineer Officer in the US Army serving as a Platoon Leader, Company Executive Officer, and Company Commander. Toward the end of his 10-year Army career and later as a government contractor for BDM and TRW, he ran large-scale combat models for numerous programs to evaluate the efficacy of proposed weapons systems, and developed system dynamics computer models using commercial off-the-shelf software. As a Northrop Grumman contractor, Mr. Williams was the team lead for the investigation into the use of depleted uranium in the Gulf War, conducting and documenting hundreds of interviews and developing a comprehensive report for the public www.gulflink.osd.mil. He later learned and applied Six Sigma techniques for process improvement and was the technical lead on the Port Security Assessment program where he directed port stakeholder communications, subject matter experts who supported assessments with modeling and analysis, and the production of nine assessment reports. As a Lockheed Martin contractor, Mr. Williams was the principle analyst for the TSA Threat Image Projection Program where he developed an analytical process to produce monthly reports and improved on that process to cut analytical and report preparation time in half. Later, Mr. Williams managed requirements for a system baseline database and was the lead systems engineer for a technical task order consisting of 16 field engineers deployed around the world.
Membership: Mr. Gundars Osvalds, ESEP
Gundars is a Certified Systems Engineering Professional (ESEP) and Certified Scrum Master with over 40 years of experience as a SE. He is a Principal Systems Engineer for MetaTech Consulting. He provides systems engineering and technical assistance (SETA) support to DoD programs ranging from Research and Development to large scale transformation utilizing Information Technology with architecture design, architecture framework application, engineering process creation, model based system design (MBSE), agile software and engineering design. He is an author of 8 papers and 13 presentations on systems and architecture engineering.
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