Mr. Mike Dietz – Event Chair
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. Rob Weis
Lockheed Martin, EVP, Retired
Robert F. Weiss is a thought leader in the Aeronautics, Defense, and Business Strategy space, with extensive business acumen experience and a proven ability to implement change and drive results. He is regarded as an inspirational leader and strategic visionary by his peers and mentees, and is regarded as an accomplished new business capture leader.
Mr Weiss retired from Lockheed Martin in December 2018 after serving in various leadership capacities……Read More
Dr. Scott Nichol
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. Michael Holmes
Mr. Jared Asplundh
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
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. Meredith Walker
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