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2012 Chesapeake Chapter Board of Directors

Back Row: Paul Martin, Communications; John Lewis, Past President; Bill Ewald, President-Elect; Erik DeVito, Programs. Front Row: Mark Kaczmarek , Secretary; Dave Alldredge, Treasure; and Don York, President. Missing: Janet Deery.

Board of Director Officers, 2012

President: Dr. Donald York, CSEP

Dr. York has over 30 years of professional experience in the areas of Mechanical and Systems Engineering. He has been an active member of INCOSE since 1994 formerly serving as co-chair of the Requirements Management Working Group. He is a licensed professional engineer, a Certified Systems Engineering Professional and holds a PhD in Information Technology Systems Engineering from George Mason University. His doctoral thesis was entitled: An Early Indicator to Predict Requirements Volatility. Dr. York has taught systems engineering at the graduate level at both George Mason University and the University of Maryland Baltimore County. He is currently a senior systems engineer with TASC. Prior to joining TASC, Dr. York was engaged in the development, engineering and deployment of leading edge technologies and systems at Sage Management, AT&T Bell Laboratories, the Westinghouse Research and Development Center, and Northrop Grumman Corp.

Past-President: Mr. John Lewis

John LewisMr. Lewis has served as an information system architect and team leader on numerous commercial and government projects. The $100m DARPA Initiative in Current Engineering (DICE) gave him a dozen subcontracts to manage, the Product Process Organization (PPO) model for the enterprise, the GE Concurrent Engineering Toolkit (an early offering of engineering and manufacturing services on the INTERNET), and cross disciplinary tools for designing/manufacturing dozens of products. That experience lead to other enterprise models like the Army Material Command Information Systems Architecture (AMCISA) and the Army Operational Data Repository (AODR). Mr. Lewis was also responsible for designing and developing software products like the GE/DEC VAX Decision Expert and hardware products like the signal processing front end for the pioneering Yale ELI workstation and its application to the analysis of cardiac rhythms. Mr. Lewis earned a BS in Physics at Stanford University and a PhD in Computer Science from Yale University. He has taught at Yale University, SUNY Albany, Union College, Arizona University, Johns Hopkins, and UMBC. John in the past has served as director of communications in the INCOSE Chesapeake Chapter.

President Elect : Dr. William Ewald

Bill Ewald has a Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology from Emory University. He has been a management consultant for the past 35 years concentrating his work with the RDT&E community – primarily with the Federal government. He a full time faculty member for Johns Hopkins University. He served as a Board member of INCOSE for the last 14 years in a variety of positions. He is currently the CEO of the INCOSE Foundation and has worked to build the Chesapeake Chapter’s support of scholarships to engineering students in Maryland universities. He has been a member of the Chesapeake Chapter for more than a decade.

Treasurer: Mr. David Alldredge, CSEP

David Alldredge has been a Systems Engineer for over 30 years. He began his career with General Motors designing plant electrical power systems. After nearly 10 years with General Motors, he went on to work as a Senior Systems Engineer for 20 years at Computer Sciences Corporation, 3 years at SAIC and is currently an Associate with Booz Allen Hamilton. He has supported many Government and Commercial clients including NSA, DIA, the State Dept., NASA, the FAA, the Army, NIH, the Maryland Dept. of Education, the European Space Agency (ESA) and several commercial clients. He holds a BSEE from Kettering University, an MSEE from Michigan State University, and an MS in Industrial Administration from Purdue University. He is a registered Professional Engineer, an INCOSE CSEP and is certified in 4 ITIL capability areas. As an active member of INCOSE, he is currently serving on the Communications Committee for the Chesapeake Chapter and as a CSEP Certification Application Reviewer for the national office. He is also a Life Member of the IEEE Computer Society and a past president of the Ann Arbor (MI) chapter of the ACM

Secretary: Mr. Mark Kaczmarek

Mark Kaczmarek has over 33 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 Poole and Associates, Inc., an engineering firm at Annapolis Junction, 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

Communications: Mr. Paul Martin, ESEP

PaulMr. Martin has more than 25 years experience as a General Engineer specializing in Systems Development and Procurement in the Defense Acquisition community. He has earn a Master of Science in Systems Engineering along with a Certificate in Software Systems Engineering from George Mason University in 1994. He also has a DAWIA Level III certification in Systems Planning, Research, Development and Engineering. He is presently working as a Senior Systems Engineer for Serco, Inc. and is their representative for the INCOSE CAB. He’s also is the company’s lead for the SE Community of Practice (CoP).

He is an Adjunct Professor of the UMBC College of Engineering and Information Technology, Systems Engineering Graduate Programs where he teaches ENEE 663: System Implementation, Integration, and Test. He also teaches a CSEP preparation for UMBC Training Center. If that wasn’t enough, he is also the Communications Director for the Chesapeake Chapter of INCOSE.

Back in March 2007 he became an INCOSE “Certified Systems Engineering Professional.” (Read about that experience here.) More recently, in 2011, he became an IEEE Senior and in 2012 he finally got INCOSE “Expert Systems Engineering Professional” certification.

Programs: Erik DeVito, CSEP

DeVitoErik 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.

Membership Committee: Ms. Janet Deery

Janet Deery’s professional career and education has spanned many aspects of graphical user interface (GUI) design and development as well as systems design and testing. Starting out designing and developing web sites using HTML, JavaScript, and Flash animation, she quickly progressed into researching user needs, information design, and interaction design. Ms. Deery has now been conducting full life-cycle systems development design and testing for 8 years at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. Project opportunities and coursework has led to a proficiency in requirements definition and the use of DOORS, human-computer interaction (HCI) usability engineering, as well as GUI verification and validation. Ms. Deery received a BA from UMBC in Imaging and Digital Art in 1998, has taken several Master’s-level Interaction Design and Information Architecture courses at University of Baltimore, and she now continues her professional training as a Master’s degree candidate in the JHU Whiting School of Engineering Information Systems Engineering program, with a concentration in Systems Engineering.

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