Board

Ms. Patricia Baumhart – Acting President

Patricia serves as VP Business Development for National Security Corporation, which has provided security expertise to government, military, and commercial clients for over 35 years. Focused on emerging technologies, she has served on leadership teams at Silicon Graphics, Accenture and PwC and has helped lead efforts in inclusive intelligent infrastructure, water tech, quantum computing, breach and attack simulation, security engineering, robotics and education. She serves on the SAE Austin Board, and…Read More 

NDIA National Board Member, Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control

Mike has over 25 years of experience in technology and leadership in the defense industry working for contractors Lockheed Martin (currently) and Raytheon (prior to that). He’s worked systems engineering on products for Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines as well as Special Operations Command 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 from the chip level all the way up to force-on-force mission modeling of systems effectiveness. Mike led the Lone Star Chapter of NDIA from…Read More

Mr. Jared Febbroriello – VP Legal and Regulatory Affair

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 


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.

Ms. Emily Kimmett
Ms. Emily Kimmett

Ms. Emily Kimmett – VP Membership

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

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