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INCOSE Chesapeake Chapter 2014 Elections

by Communications Team on October 18, 2013  •   Print This Post Print This Post   •   

Welcome to the INCOSE BoD 2014 Election.

This is your opportunity to cast your electronic vote to elect three new members to the Board of Directors. Your vote must be submitted by 1 November. The candidates are:

  • President-elect (Anderson, Eckman or write–in),
  • Secretary (Kaczmarek or write–in), and
  • Membership Director (Lecorchick or write–in).

Together with the incumbents on the BoD, these three people will form the new INCOSE Chesapeake Chapter Board of Directors. They will make the choices that differentiate our chapter from all of the others.
A list of primary roles and responsibilities can be found in the 2013 INCOSE–CC Operating Plan.

Ballots were sent out on October 18, 2013

If you haven’t received the ballot e–mail there may be many reasons:

  1. The e–mail could have gone into your spam folder. Check it out and make sure it’s not there. Subject: Official Election Ballot for 2014 Chesapeake Chapter Board of Directors
  2. Some e–mails are being returned because of “Non-existent address”. This will happen when the INCOSE records don’t show you’ve changed companies and do not have that e–mail address any longer.
  3. Some e–mail are being “Blocked.” Most likely because of a work firewall.

If you haven’t received the e–mail with the Official Election Ballot for the 2014 Chesapeake Chapter Board of Directors then please contact the head of the Election Committee Chair, Donald.York@incose.org . Provide an accurate e-mail address and we’ll send you a ballot.

It’s very important that every Chesapeake Chapter member vote for the candidate of their choice.

The timetable for the election process is:

Schedule Activity
18 October 2013 Ballot’s e-mailed to INCOSE-CC members
01 November 2013 Ballot Submission Deadline
13 November 2013 New officers and director announced
15 January 2014 New officers and director sworn in and installed

Dr. Donald York,
Chair, 2014 INCOSE-CC Elections Committee
Donald.York@incose.org

Meet the Candidates running for the 2014 Board of Directors.
Running for President Elect

Candidate #1: George Anderson

AndersonGeorge’s Bio: 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.

George's Vision Statement: I have been a member of the Chapter for 13 years and served on the Board of Directors (BOD) in 2009-2011 in the sequence of: President elect, President, and Past President. I ask the Chapter membership to again elect me to provide experienced and responsive leadership to a chapter that is a model of success and poised to not only grow in international reputation but also to continue expanding its services and professional membership opportunities. I would not be running if I did not believe that the currently serving BOD team is already expanding its understanding of our opportunities and responsibilities and understands the importance of not only guiding the organization but working as a collegial team to insure the success of each of our projects, programs and activities. I believe and have previously shown by example that all BOD members can best demonstrate leadership by moving outside their personal comfort zones and achieving visible and enduring success in the focused pursuit of the Chapter’s mission. The Most Improved Chapter Award of 2010 is a harbinger of better things if the BOD members are willing to work hard and thereby earn the active support and esteem of our membership

Candidate #2: Emmet C. Eckman III (“Rusty”)

EckmanEmmet’s Bio: Emmet C. Eckman III (“Rusty”) is currently the Chief Engineer for a customer’s large Analytic Modernization effort focused on enterprise level very high volume, variety, velocity repositories. Rusty has over 25 years of systems engineering and software development expertise in the Intelligence Community, with 10 years of federal service and the remainder with Northrop Grumman and companies acquired by Northrop. He has experience designing, building and maintaining systems across the entire Tasking, Collection, Processing, Exploitation and Dissemination lifecycle. He has worked variously in program management, engineering and business development roles – and has successfully used his combination of technology and engineering skills, his respect for people and his deep mission understanding to develop technologies that customers wanted, needed and used operationally. He has the unique ability to take difficult technical and strategic concepts and make them understandable by all stakeholders and build a consensus of how to move forward together. Rusty is a retired US Army Reserve Lieutenant Colonel, having served in staff and leadership positions at the Platoon, Company, Brigade, Division and Echelons above Corps. He obtained his Bachelor of Science degrees in Computer Science and Political Science from the Millersville University of Pennsylvania and a Master of Science degree in Computer Science from the Johns Hopkins University. He is a PMI certified PMP, an INCOSE Certified Systems Engineering Professional (CSEP), and an Agile Alliance certified SCRUM Master and eXtreme Programming practioner. He is also a SCUBA Schools International SCUBA instructor and technical SCUBA diver.

Emmet's Vision Statement: Our Chapter is a leading INCOSE chapter, and I want to grow on the success we’ve had so far. I want to increase the relevance of the Chapter to its membership, and grow the membership of the chapter by making membership a value-add to systems engineers through their career. I think we can do this together by

  1. Engaging the chapter membership on what they want and need;
  2. Increasing the number of Chapter members who are certified;
  3. Engaging our large Chesapeake Chapter customers to demonstrate the relevancy of INCOSE and certifications; and finally
  4. Developing ways to increase opportunities for members to network, share ideas and mentor junior systems engineers through their systems engineering career.
Running for Secretary

Candidate #1: Mark Kaczmarek

Kaczmarek

Welcome to the INCOSE BoD 2014 Election.

This is your opportunity to cast your electronic vote to elect three new members to the Board of Directors. Your vote must be submitted by 1 November. The candidates are:

  • President-elect (Anderson, Eckman or write–in),
  • Secretary (Kaczmarek or write–in), and
  • Membership Director (Lecorchick or write–in).

Together with the incumbents on the BoD, these three people will form the new INCOSE Chesapeake Chapter Board of Directors. They will make the choices that differentiate our chapter from all of the others.
A list of primary roles and responsibilities can be found in the 2013 INCOSE–CC Operating Plan.

Ballots were sent out on October 18, 2013

If you haven’t received the ballot e–mail there may be many reasons:

  1. The e–mail could have gone into your spam folder. Check it out and make sure it’s not there. Subject: Official Election Ballot for 2014 Chesapeake Chapter Board of Directors
  2. Some e–mails are being returned because of “Non-existent address”. This will happen when the INCOSE records don’t show you’ve changed companies and do not have that e–mail address any longer.
  3. Some e–mail are being “Blocked.” Most likely because of a work firewall.

If you haven’t received the e–mail with the Official Election Ballot for the 2014 Chesapeake Chapter Board of Directors then please contact the head of the Election Committee Chair, Donald.York@incose.org . Provide an accurate e-mail address and we’ll send you a ballot.

It’s very important that every Chesapeake Chapter member vote for the candidate of their choice.

The timetable for the election process is:

Schedule Activity
18 October 2013 Ballot’s e-mailed to INCOSE-CC members
01 November 2013 Ballot Submission Deadline
13 November 2013 New officers and director announced
15 January 2014 New officers and director sworn in and installed

Dr. Donald York,
Chair, 2014 INCOSE-CC Elections Committee
Donald.York@incose.org

Meet the Candidates running for the 2014 Board of Directors.
Running for President Elect

Candidate #1: George Anderson

AndersonGeorge’s Bio: 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.

George's Vision Statement: I have been a member of the Chapter for 13 years and served on the Board of Directors (BOD) in 2009-2011 in the sequence of: President elect, President, and Past President. I ask the Chapter membership to again elect me to provide experienced and responsive leadership to a chapter that is a model of success and poised to not only grow in international reputation but also to continue expanding its services and professional membership opportunities. I would not be running if I did not believe that the currently serving BOD team is already expanding its understanding of our opportunities and responsibilities and understands the importance of not only guiding the organization but working as a collegial team to insure the success of each of our projects, programs and activities. I believe and have previously shown by example that all BOD members can best demonstrate leadership by moving outside their personal comfort zones and achieving visible and enduring success in the focused pursuit of the Chapter’s mission. The Most Improved Chapter Award of 2010 is a harbinger of better things if the BOD members are willing to work hard and thereby earn the active support and esteem of our membership

Candidate #2: Emmet C. Eckman III (“Rusty”)

EckmanEmmet’s Bio: Emmet C. Eckman III (“Rusty”) is currently the Chief Engineer for a customer’s large Analytic Modernization effort focused on enterprise level very high volume, variety, velocity repositories. Rusty has over 25 years of systems engineering and software development expertise in the Intelligence Community, with 10 years of federal service and the remainder with Northrop Grumman and companies acquired by Northrop. He has experience designing, building and maintaining systems across the entire Tasking, Collection, Processing, Exploitation and Dissemination lifecycle. He has worked variously in program management, engineering and business development roles – and has successfully used his combination of technology and engineering skills, his respect for people and his deep mission understanding to develop technologies that customers wanted, needed and used operationally. He has the unique ability to take difficult technical and strategic concepts and make them understandable by all stakeholders and build a consensus of how to move forward together. Rusty is a retired US Army Reserve Lieutenant Colonel, having served in staff and leadership positions at the Platoon, Company, Brigade, Division and Echelons above Corps. He obtained his Bachelor of Science degrees in Computer Science and Political Science from the Millersville University of Pennsylvania and a Master of Science degree in Computer Science from the Johns Hopkins University. He is a PMI certified PMP, an INCOSE Certified Systems Engineering Professional (CSEP), and an Agile Alliance certified SCRUM Master and eXtreme Programming practioner. He is also a SCUBA Schools International SCUBA instructor and technical SCUBA diver.

Emmet's Vision Statement: Our Chapter is a leading INCOSE chapter, and I want to grow on the success we’ve had so far. I want to increase the relevance of the Chapter to its membership, and grow the membership of the chapter by making membership a value-add to systems engineers through their career. I think we can do this together by

  1. Engaging the chapter membership on what they want and need;
  2. Increasing the number of Chapter members who are certified;
  3. Engaging our large Chesapeake Chapter customers to demonstrate the relevancy of INCOSE and certifications; and finally
  4. Developing ways to increase opportunities for members to network, share ideas and mentor junior systems engineers through their systems engineering career.
Running for Secretary

Candidate #1: Mark Kaczmarek

Kaczmarek
Mark’s BIO: 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 located at Hanover, Maryland. Mark has been an active Committee member of the Chesapeake Chapter since May 2010 and is the current Secretary for the 2012-2013 term.

Mark's Vision Statement: I am running for the office of Secretary for the Chesapeake Chapter for the 2014-2015 (2 years) term.

My organizational skills will be a value-add to the Board of Directors (BOD). I will continue my efforts to support the BOD as well as members of the Chesapeake Chapter of INCOSE. My experience will bring value to the membership and expand the Chesapeake Chapter’s horizon.

Being an INCOSE member has been a great benefit to my Professional growth. By becoming an Officer, this has allowed me to return those benefits back to the rest of the membership.

Running for Membership

Candidate: Robert Lecorchick
Lecorchick

Robert’s Bio: Bob is a Certified Systems Engineering Professional (CSEP) with over 20 years of experience in the design, development, and manufacture of complex products. He was production manager for the Pioneer Unmanned Air Vehicle (UAV) and was on the development team for the Shadow 200 UAV. He is presently a member of the senior professional staff at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory where he supports a variety of U.S. government clients. His areas of focus are Model Based Systems Engineering, requirements engineering, conceptual design, risk and opportunity management, and testing. He earned a BS in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Maryland, an MS in Operations Management from the University of Arkansas, and an MS in Systems Engineering from The Johns Hopkins University. Bob is also a U.S. Air Force veteran where he served as a B-52 pilot and aircraft commander. He has been a member of INCOSE since 2001.

Robert's Vision Statement: It has been an honor to serve as the Chesapeake Chapter Director of Membership for the last two years, and it’s my sincere desire to continue in that role. My philosophy has always been that the best way for an organization to attract and retain members is to ensure that it provides value to the individual member. During the past two years I have worked toward that objective on several fronts. Through active outreach efforts I’ve successfully recruited members–at–large within the region to join the Chesapeake Chapter. I’ve instituted annual surveys and analyses to help the Chapter identify and address member needs and professional interests. I’ve also championed suggestions from the general membership, such as the recent adoption of technology enabling remote meeting attendance. Finally, I’ve worked with the board to provide new services, such as reduced tutorial costs for unemployed members. However, I feel like I’m just getting warmed up. I would like to have your vote so that I can continue to work on your behalf and contribute to the success of the Chesapeake Chapter.

Mark's Vision Statement: I am running for the office of Secretary for the Chesapeake Chapter for the 2014-2015 (2 years) term.

My organizational skills will be a value-add to the Board of Directors (BOD). I will continue my efforts to support the BOD as well as members of the Chesapeake Chapter of INCOSE. My experience will bring value to the membership and expand the Chesapeake Chapter’s horizon.

Being an INCOSE member has been a great benefit to my Professional growth. By becoming an Officer, this has allowed me to return those benefits back to the rest of the membership.

Running for Membership

Candidate: Robert Lecorchick
Lecorchick

Robert’s Bio: Bob is a Certified Systems Engineering Professional (CSEP) with over 20 years of experience in the design, development, and manufacture of complex products. He was production manager for the Pioneer Unmanned Air Vehicle (UAV) and was on the development team for the Shadow 200 UAV. He is presently a member of the senior professional staff at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory where he supports a variety of U.S. government clients. His areas of focus are Model Based Systems Engineering, requirements engineering, conceptual design, risk and opportunity management, and testing. He earned a BS in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Maryland, an MS in Operations Management from the University of Arkansas, and an MS in Systems Engineering from The Johns Hopkins University. Bob is also a U.S. Air Force veteran where he served as a B-52 pilot and aircraft commander. He has been a member of INCOSE since 2001.

Robert's Vision Statement: It has been an honor to serve as the Chesapeake Chapter Director of Membership for the last two years, and it’s my sincere desire to continue in that role. My philosophy has always been that the best way for an organization to attract and retain members is to ensure that it provides value to the individual member. During the past two years I have worked toward that objective on several fronts. Through active outreach efforts I’ve successfully recruited members–at–large within the region to join the Chesapeake Chapter. I’ve instituted annual surveys and analyses to help the Chapter identify and address member needs and professional interests. I’ve also championed suggestions from the general membership, such as the recent adoption of technology enabling remote meeting attendance. Finally, I’ve worked with the board to provide new services, such as reduced tutorial costs for unemployed members. However, I feel like I’m just getting warmed up. I would like to have your vote so that I can continue to work on your behalf and contribute to the success of the Chesapeake Chapter.

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