7th Annual SEP Gala (2016)

Click to download the evenings program

Click to download the evenings program

The Engineers Club, Baltimore, Maryland

24 August 2016

Congratulations to our 2016 System Engineering Professional (SEP) Honorees

The INCOSE Chesapeake Chapter hosted its 7th Annual Systems Engineering Professionals Recognition at The Engineers Club Garrett Jacobs Mansion in Baltimore Maryland on August 24. Over 100 attendees participated in this event. The evening began with a welcome reception and cocktail hour. Tours of the Garrett Jacobs Mansion were provided by docents for the guests. Following a delicious dinner of steak and salmon, the guest speakers provided their presentations and then the new SEPs were all recognized for their accomplishments. All attendees having SEP certification received a commemorative embroidered patch showing their certification level as a gift from the Chesapeake Chapter.

More Photos and a Video are at bottom of post.

New this year, Chesapeake Chapter jointly presented recognition certificates to all newly certified Associate Systems Engineering Professionals (ASEPs) in attendance at this event. Newly certified CSEPs received medallions and certificates while the newly certified Expert SEPs received certificates, medallions and shirts embroidered with the ESEP logo. The Washington Metropolitan Area (WMA) Chapter participated in the event, with Dr. Muhammad Islam presenting awards to the WMA participants. Guest speakers included Mr. Robert Gold, serves as Director of the Engineering Enterprise within the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Systems Engineering (DASD (SE)) under the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (ASD(R&E)), Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics (OUSD (AT&L)) and Ms. Courtney Wright, CSEP-Acq. , is the Program Manager for the INCOSE Certification Program.

Those newly certified SEPs invited to the Gala to be recognized this year included individuals who earned their certification within specific timeframes. For the Chesapeake Chapter- August 2015-August 2016, and for others new to the recognition program: January 2016-August 2016.

Chesapeake Chapter SEP Recipients

  • Ms. Viviana Acosta, CSEP, Booz Allen Hamilton Inc.

  • Mr. Robert Brouwers, CSEP, Northrop Grumman Corporation

  • Dr. David Flanigan, ASEP, JHU APL

  • Mr. Michael Folk, ASEP, Northrop Grumman Corporation

  • Mr. Benjamin Gianni, ASEP, Loyola University Maryland

  • Mr. Michael Heard, CSEP, Northrop Grumman

  • Mr. Daniel Leeds, CSEP, Northrop Grumman Corporation

  • Ms. Stephanie Miskiewicz, CSEP, Northrop Grumman Corp.

  • Mr. Ralph “Len” Morgan, ESEP, Leidos

  • Mr. Anthony Oliver, CSEP

  • Mr. John Pacak, CSEP

  • Ms. Jessica Tyler, ASEP, Booz Allen Hamilton Inc.

  • Mr. Edward Wienckoski, ASEP, NASA

  • Mr. Erik Williams, ASEP, Booz Allen Hamilton Inc.

CAB-Limited SEP Recipients

  • Mr. Marcus Edwards, CSEP, Northrop Grumman Corporation

  • Mr. Mike Hanlon, CSEP, BAE Systems

  • Mr. Matthew Levert, CSEP, FAA

  • Mr. Eric Schierling, CSEP, Vencore

  • Mr. John Sullivan, CSEP, FAA

  • Mr. Vincent Telfer, CSEP, FAA

  • Mr. David Weinel, CSEP, Booz Allen Hamilton Inc.

Member-at-Large SEP Recipients

  • Mr. Michael Bauer, CSEP, US Navy (DoD)

  • Ms. Kimberly Gill, CSEP, Federal Aviation Administration

  • Mr. Jesse Ingram, CSEP, BAE Systems

  • Mr. Bala Udayakumar, CSEP, Enterprise Business Services

Washington Metropolitan Area (WMA) Chapter SEP Recipients

  • Mr. Parfait Awouvi, ASEP, Northrop Grumman Corporation

  • Mr. Michael Bisconti, ESEP, Requirements & Architecture

  • Ms. Xenia Barnes, CSEP, Federal Aviation Administration

  • Mr. Brian Bixby, ASEP

  • Mr. Daniel Canales, ASEP, Pennsylvania State University

  • Mr. Paul Ellia, CSEP, US Air Force (DoD)

  • Mr. Christopher Esposito, CSEP, Northrop Grumman Corporation

  • Dr. Paul Fomin, CSEP

  • Mr. Rajathi Ganesan, CSEP, NIST

  • Mr. Brian Jones, CSEP, Northrop Grumman Corporation

  • Mr. Christopher Hansen, CSEP, BAE Systems

  • Mr. Rael Kopace, ASEP

  • Ms. Nicole Loomis, CSEP, Booz Allen Hamilton Inc.

  • Mr. Paul Mitchell, CSEP, NAVAIR

  • Mr. Kevin McElroy, CSEP, Leidos

  • Mr. Nick Norelli, CSEP, KEYW

  • Mr. Shawn Pennington, CSEP

  • Mr. John Poirier, CSEP, Booz Allen Hamilton Inc.

  • Mr. Orlando Ruiz, CSEP, Northrop Grumman Corporation

  • Ms. Rachel Schei, CSEP, Northrop Grumman Corporation

  • Mr. Garrett Smiley, CSEP, ManTech International Corporation

  • Mr. Carl Stokes, CSEP, Federal Aviation Administration (U.S.)

  • Ms. Melissa Titus, CSEP

The evening was a huge success thanks to the participants and our sponsors:

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We look forward to seeing everyone again at next year’s event! Please join me in congratulating our new INCOSE SEPs in the Baltimore – Washington Region!

Check out our Video and Pictures of the event

Our chapter has for seven years honored System Engineering Professionals that obtained their Associate, Certified, and Expert Systems Engineering Professional certifications from INCOSE. This year we documented the event with a video that we will share with our members, companies supporting us, advertisers and INCOSE chapters.

PHOTOS of the 2016 SEP Recognition Gala are available to purchase on the web site: