Mr. Mike Dietz – President
Mike has 20 years of experience in technology and leadership in the defense industry, mostly at Raytheon, but recently started at Lockheed Martin. He’s worked on products for Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines as well as Special Operations Command. He has worked in all phases of the product lifecycle from early development through production and sustainment. He’s worked on a wide array of military subsystems, obtaining exposure to numerous technical specialties on every level of integration…Read More
Mr. Chuck Weis – Executive Vice President, Treasurer
Raytheon Director of Programs – Retired
Chuck has 39 years experience in defense contracting at Texas Instruments and Raytheon. Chuck has worked on a variety of missile programs and intelligence services. His worked has spanned development, production and sustainment’ both in the US and overseas including contracting with the United Kingdom, Netherlands and others. He has worked in a variety of missile and intelligence technologies, and has experience ranging from software coding to director of missile programs. Chuck has a Bachelor of Mathematics degree from the University of Wisconsin… Read More
Dr. Scott Nichol – Director
Scott works at the Department of State starting in 2017 where he is Present Washington D.C.Staff Advisor, Office of the Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS. He has also works at the Emergency Operations Proving Grounds in 2016 at Jacksboro, TX. Other assignments include:
Director of Academia at University of North Texas 2013 -2016 Professor Criminal Justice Dept.
Department of Homeland Security 2008 to 2014 Dallas, TX. Intelligence Officer
George W. Bush Administration 2004 – 2007Washington DC – Dallas, TX Assistant to the Press Secretary…Read More
Mr. Jared Febbroriello – Director
Mr. Febbroriello is a Texas and Massachusetts licensed attorney with experience representing prime and subcontracting defense companies assisting them with regulations promulgated by the State Department (DDTC), Department of Defense (DCMA, PARCA), the Commerce Department (BIS) and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE). He regularly works with firearms and munitions companies on a variety of matters ranging from the ITAR and export compliance to general corporate matters and litigation risk management. Mr. Febbroriello has worked extensively with microcap and small cap growth companies on various United States stock exchanges and quotation systems including the NYSE, NASDAQ and OTC Markets and he has successfully closed PIPE financed RTOs and registered offerings for companies valued up to $500,000,000….Read More
Dr. Joseph Michels, PhD, P.E, C.P.L – Director
Solomon Bruce Consulting LLC, Principal
Dr. Joe Michels has over 40 years of experience in leadership and management of supply chain management, logistics, warehousing, transportation and third party logistics management functions. He has directly led/supervised over 2000 individual contributors in all phases of logistics operations, to include Health, Safety, and Environmental operations. Dr. Michels has supervised operations in Greenland, Johnston Atoll in the Pacific, the Nevada Test Site…Read More
Mr. Michael Holmes – Director
Director Of Business Development at Butler Aerospace & Defense
Mr. Jared Asplundh – Director
Jared Asplundh is a Subcontract Administrator for Lockheed Martin. He has three years’ experience of Enterprise Resource Planning implementation to government entities. He is an active participant and board member to many veterans’ affairs groups in Dallas, including the Air Force Association—Seidel chapter and the Navy League. In 2012, he graduated Penn State University with three degrees in Supply Chain Management, German, and International Politics.
LTC John Thane – Director
United States Army, Fort Bliss
Lieutenant Colonel John Mark Thane is assigned to the U.S. Army’s Capability Package Directorate, System of Systems Engineering and Integration Directorate at Fort Bliss, Texas as the Executive Officer with additional duties supporting the U.S. Army’s Rapid Capability Office. His organization has a critical role in the U.S. Army’s modernization effort. During a career spanning over 30 years of commissioned service, he…Read More
Ms. Beth Lahaie – Director
Beth Lahaie is Program Director for Texas first “Institute of AI and Cyber”, Divergence Academy, a TWC approved career college. Proud to be a Texas Aggie, Class of ’87, Beth launched an enterprise sales career with AT&T and moved on to Silicon Valley software companies, including a VC backed startup where she proved her executive chops and built a sales force from the ground up to launch 20 markets nationwide in under a year. Referred to as a Trail Blazer, her experience has won numerous
Ms. Emily Kimmet – Director
Emily L. Kimmett has multi-industry experience as a Business and Proposal Development professional
with experience in test engineering, marketing, state lobbying, UAS programs, and project management.
In addition to performing all aspects of business development, she continues to work as a practitioner
directly supporting clients as a Color Team Reviewer and Trainer…Read More
Ms. Laurie Young – Board Advisor
Laurie A. Young is the Director of Competitive Intelligence, Competition Differentiation at Lone Star Analysis. She has been in the Competitive Intelligence field for over 30 years, working in
government and commercial industries. During her career, she supported over 500 competitive
engagements. Ms. Young is on the National SCIP Board of Advisors.
She has been the Chairman of the Dallas Chapter of Strategic and Competitive Intelligence Professionals (SCIP) since 2014…Read More
Mr. Bill Frunzi – Board Advisor
Bill Frunzi joined the Center for Innovation “The Lighthouse” in Suffolk, Virginia as a Project Manager in October 2016.
The “Lighthouse” is a dedicated facility and environment that provides advanced concept development and rigorous experimentation. Ultimately, operators and engineers come together at the Lighthouse to find the best concepts and solutions for our customers….Read More
Dr. Victor Fishman – Board Advisor
Associate Vice President for Applied Research, UT Dallas (retired)
Dr. Fishman’s responsibilities included enhancing faculty and student applied research across the University’s eight schools and creating an effective translational research infrastructure at the Applied Research Center (ARC). The ARC bridges the gap between faculty basic research and applied research, leading to sponsor-integrated solutions. The ARC is a professionally staffed, budget, schedule, and…Read More
Ms. Meredith Walker – Board Advisor
Meredith Walker is a business economist with expertise in globalization, technology and public policy analysis. Economic research interests include cyber security, sustainability, national security and economic growth. She is a member of Business Executives for National Security, and the National Defense Industrial Association Lone Star Chapter Executive Vice President and Treasurer. She also serves on the Frontiers of Flight Museum Leadership Advisory Council. Her philanthropic work focuses on military and veterans initiatives…Read More
Mr. Reggie Grant – Board Advisor
Reggie Grant is the Director of Mission Success and Program Management reporting to the Vice President of Program Performance supporting the Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control Business Area in Dallas, Texas. In this capacity, Reggie has responsibility for establishing the Mission Success and Program Management policy and procedures for MFC, and conducting preventative and corrective reviews as required. Reggie supports the enterprise by providing executive focus on the successful execution of MFC’s programs and providing support to program management teams.
Prior to this assignment, Reggie provided executive leadership to several program departments for various Department of Defense customers…Read More