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New Officers, 2017 Board of Directors

by Communications Team on January 14, 2017  •   Print This Post Print This Post   •   

Welcome to the newly elected INCOSE BoD 2017 Officers

  • President-elect, Dr. Grace Crowder
  • Treasurer, Anthony Gigioli
  • Communications Director, Myra Parsons Gross, ESEP
Please Join us after our scheduled Monthly Dinner Meeting and Lecture for the Official Installation Service, 18 January, 2017.
    Many thanks to George Anderson,
    Chair, 2017 INCOSE-CC Elections Committee

    Dr. Grace Crowder’s Bio:
    Dr. Grace Crowder joined the National Security Agency (NSA) as a civilian in January 1998. She joined the Research Directorate and worked on several projects to support the NSA mission.  Dr. Crowder has collaborated with others across the Intelligence Community, industry, and academia on projects that include: text document genre identification, flexible database representations, distributed knowledgebase systems, and an analytics worksheet framework for streaming data analytics. In addition, she has launched several initiatives, partnering with the Computer Science Teacher’s Association, the DOE National Labs, and U.S. Colleges and Universities to further grow the computer science community at NSA and nationwide.

    Dr. Crowder holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics from Goucher College, a Master’s degree in Computer Science from the Johns Hopkins University and has defended her dissertation in Computer Science from the University of Maryland Baltimore County to received her Ph.D. in December of 2016.  Prior to joining NSA, Dr. Crowder spent 10 years in private industry and 6 years on the computer science faculty of Towson State University.

for Treasurer, Anthony Gigioli

GigioliTony Gigioli’s Bio: Tony Gigioli is a professional Systems Engineer and Project Manager focused on engendering Systems Thinking and encouraging the use of a Systems Approach to all of the problems and situations that arise in life. His objective is to grow in his knowledge and expertise in Systems Engineering philosophy and the application of Systems Engineering to real world issues. He is an expert in process engineering and can help customer’s develop optimal work processes. He has superior technical writing skills and significant experience developing request for proposal responses. He has excellent presentation skills and can explain technical issues in readily understandable terms. Tony spent two years instructing Calculus at the United States Naval Academy and has a wealth of leadership and management experience from his 15 years in the United States Navy and subsequent years in industry. He maintains a positive outlook and an aggressive attitude towards life and work.  Tony is a past President of the Chesapeake Chapter (2008) and has been a member since 1998.

Communications Director, Myra Parsons Gross, ESEP Director

Myra Parsons Gross PicMyra Gross’s Bio: Myra Parsons Gross has more than 30 years of systems engineering experience. She has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from California State University – Long Beach. Myra is the INCOSE Chesapeake Chapter Women in Systems Engineering (WISE) Past President. Myra began her Systems Engineering career as a Radar Software Design Engineer and Data Analyst for Raytheon (former Hughes Aircraft).  After 5 years, she joined Westinghouse (Northrop Grumman) and advanced her skills in systems engineering working a number of succession programs radar software development for F16 USAF and Foreign Military Sales customers.  Myra served as a Program Manager for a number of large software development programs for F-22 advanced processor, JSF, B-1B upgrade programs and the C-130 modernization program. As a PM she also supported a number of underwater systems including DARPA programs, unmanned vehicles, and sonar systems. She managed programs in excess of $185M over 3 years under multiple Firm Fixed Price Contracts and was responsible for two year strategic plans which resulted in over $450M in sales, and a total potential for over $1B in sales over five years.   Myra retired from Northrop Grumman in 2012 and then returned to the workforce in 2013 as part-time back office support for a small company and later became the Chief Operating Officer. During this time, Myra was introduced to INCOSE and the Women in Systems Engineering (WISE) initiative. She has remained active with WISE since its inception.  Myra pursued her ESEP certification and with interest in getting back to “basics” pure engineering. She accepted an assignment as a Systems Engineer within the IC as a contractor.  Myra is currently working DoDAF Enterprise Architecture and has worked as a SETA contractor supporting a DoD Customer with managing mission analytics, development and collaboration for the integration effort of multiple organizational tools and services.  She led multiple organizations in the development of agile systems, sprint cycles, integration activities, CONOPs, data flows, mission thread requirements, risk assessments, risk mitigation plans, milestone and schedule tasks, threshold schedules, testing strategies, executive strategic plans and presentations effecting mission decisions of executive government leadership.  For the last three years, Myra has been enjoying her new ‘old’ career and looks forward to continuing her participation with INCOSE and supporting the Chesapeake Chapter where she feels she can best offer her support and continue to mentor young engineering professionals.

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