Ms. Laurie Young
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
Rob Gorham is Co-Founder and Chief Executive of BlueForge Alliance (BFA), a 501c3 established to integrate and execute U.S. Navy efforts that strengthen and sustain the submarine industrial base (SIB) and the broader maritime manufacturing sector. In this capacity, Gorham is responsible for ensure the submarine industrial base has the capability, capacity, and resilience to build and maintain the Nation’s critical undersea presence. Prior to BFA, … read more.
Mr. Lex Keen
Workforce STEM Committee Chair
Lex Keen is the CEO of Secure Foundry, a technology firm specializing in commercializing and domesticating high end microelectronics for the US Government. They currently support DoD programs of record with anti-tamper microelectronics and provide quantum encryption to Indiana’s 5G zone. His current focus is standing up a low volume semiconductor market anchored in SecureFoundry’s globally unique Multi eBeam Direct Write Lithography system, currently installed at the Northrop Grumman Advanced Technology Lab. Mr. Keen is a reservist, currently assigned to the Marine Corps Innovation Unit, managing wargaming, experimentation and prototypes. He previously served as the Technical Director at US Cyber Command and NATO’s Quantum Expert Group.
Mr. Bill Frunzi
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
Director, National Security Innovation Council
Drew is the co-founder and managing director of the National Security Innovation Council, a 501(c)(6) designed to ensure Texas is the partner of choice to accelerate national security decision making. NSIC is linking military, security, business, research and economic development partners from El Paso to Texarkana to rapidly solve the nation’s premiere innovation challenges. Prior to the NSIC, Drew supported Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce volunteer executives for 15 years to helped secure critical amenities for the Central Texas eco-system.
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
Mr. Michael Holmes
Associate Vice President for Business Development with Butler America AerospaceMichael Holmes is an Associate Vice President for Business Development with Butler America Aerospace LLC, a global aerospace engineering services company, where he is helping clients push the boundaries in developing the next generation of air and space craft. Over his 24-year career he has lead engineering analysis efforts on a number of ground breaking composite and metallic aircraft…Read More
Mr. Jared Asplundh
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics – Subcontract Administrator
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…. Read More