About The NDIA And The Defense Industry Manufacturing Conference

NDIA is the trusted leader in defense and national security associations.

In 1997 the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) was founded by reason of a merger between the American Defense Preparedness Association (ADPA) and the National Security Industrial Association (NSIA) which was founded in 1944. The NDIA is a non-partisan, non-profit association with a mission to provide a legal and ethical forum for the interchange of ideas between government and industry to resolve industrial problems of joint concern. The primary interest are the business and technical aspects of the government-industry relationship, encompassing government policies and practices in the entire acquisition process, including research and development, procurement, logistics support, and many technical areas. The NDIA headquarters are located in Arlington, Virginia.

NDIA is the trusted leader in defense and national security associations.

Mission
NDIA engages thoughtful and innovative leaders to promote the best policies, practices, products and technology for warfighters and others who ensure the safety and security of our nation.
•Champion issues that contribute to the strength, resiliency and capacity of the industrial base
•Build a vigorous, responsive and collaborative community in support of defense and national security
•Convene legal and ethical forums for exchange of ideas, information, viewpoints and capabilities

The Lone Star Chapter is based in North Texas and covers the surrounding region.

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Ms. Lynn Tomaszewski

President

Lynn currently serves as Regional Business Development Executive for TMAC-Metroplex with a primary focus on a holistic view of the operations of small and medium-sized manufacturers, including the defense industrial base and supply chain. She works closely with Senior Leaders to identify strategic challenges and their impact to the organization. Her experience as CEO of a nonprofit organization and a small business owner brings real world
insight to understanding those challenges and in providing solutions. Lynn also works as an Advisor in the areas of Lean, Continuous Improvement, Leadership and Workforce Development, Strategy Planning & Deployment, and Growth Strategies. She currently serves on the DFW Regional Aerospace Consortium, and as President of the National Defense
Industrial Association (NDIA), Lonestar Chapter Texas and Oklahoma. She is a member of the Manufacturing, and Small Business Divisions at the NDIA national level; and is Co-Chair of the Policy Committee, and a member of the Small Business and Cybersecurity committees at the local level serving Texas and Oklahoma.

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Mr. Mike Dietz

President 2014-2021

Mike has over 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 from the chip level all the way up to force-on-force mission modeling of systems effectiveness. He is the 2010 past president of INCOSE North Texas Chapter (incose.org), where he led an organization with several fellows and directors in the defense industry to receive the Gold Circle Award, the highest a chapter can receive. He is also the 2006 past president of a civic organization called the Dallas Junior Chamber of Commerce, where he holds a lifetime honor called ‘Senator’. Mike has two Masters’, one in Information Engineering and Management and the other in Systems Engineering. Both degrees are from SMU where he has also serves on SMU’s System Engineering Development Team. His undergraduate degrees include a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Kentucky, and a B.S. in Math and Physics from Northern Kentucky University. He has held certifications from the American Society for Quality, including Quality Engineer and Manager of Quality/Org. Excellence.

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Mr. Chuck Weis

Executive Vice President, Treasurer

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, and post graduate work in device physics, mathematics and other disciplines. Chuck is active in the community and enjoys maintaining the local parks and neighborhoods.

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Ms. Emily Kimmett

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. A published poet and U.S. Army veteran, she uses her eclectic experience to develop solutions tailored to client needs.
Emily joined Lone Star Analysis in 2018 supporting the Competitive Differentiation Group. Prior to joining Lone Star, she was an Independent Consultant specializing in U.S. Government requests for proposal management, strategy, social media usage, and writing and editing. In between stints as an independent consultant, she held roles related to strategy, business development, and project management for the defense industry. She worked for DynCorp International as a Senior Pursuit Strategy Manager. At Dell, she was a Marketing Manager for the security products portfolio and a Proposals Consultant. In these roles, she directly supported customers on contracts blending her expertise with writing and technical knowledge. Emily was also employed by CSC and L3 in various roles ranging from Test Engineer to Marketing Research/Planning Analyst.

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Dr. Scott Nichol

Director

Dr. Nichol 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 – 2007 Washington DC – Dallas, TX Assistant to the Press Secretary
Department of State 2017- Present Washington D.C. Staff Advisor, Office of the Special
Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS
Emergency Operations Proving Grounds 2016 – Present Jacksboro, TX. Director of Academia
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
WBAP 820 AM – 660 KSKY 2003 to 2015
KLIF 570 AM Fox News Radio 2003 to 2008
U. S. Navy Intelligence Officer

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Mr. Jeff Moses

Director

Jeff Moses joined the Lockheed Martin team in 2019 and serves as a senior strategist in Aeronautics’ Enterprise and Campaign Strategy organization. This is in direct support for the F35 weapon system to analyze, develop and curate products to crystallize understanding and
decision options for the F-35 as it relates to the United States Department of Defense.
Prior to joining Lockheed Martin, Jeff served in the United States Marine Corps first as an
enlisted Marine in artillery and then, after commissioning, he accrued 5,000+ hours in the KC130J and 11 different aircraft. Throughout his career he completed 7 combat tours, worked
afloat on Marine Expeditionary Unit staffs, commanded Marines at the squadron and group
level, and managed the aviation budget, strategy and readiness at Headquarters Marine Corps.
Jeff served in various joint billets from forward air controller to the lead Pakistan planner and
executive officer for the Deputy Director of Operations at HQ’s Central Command.
Jeff, Heather and their 2 daughters joined the Fort Worth neighborhood in 2017 and
relinquished command of Marine Aircraft Group-41 in July 2019 retiring after 28+ years.
Jeff holds a Master of International Public Policy from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced
International Studies and a Bachelors of Science from Auburn University.

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Ms. Beth Lahaie

Director

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 awards and recognition for outstanding achievement. Her grit and determination was raised in Oklahoma with native Cherokee roots from mom, and a love for the defense industry from accompanying her Airman dad to work in the 70’s as he built flight simulators for the world’s airlines. Beth frequented technical conferences such as the Association of Old Crows while in college, her passion for service led her to apply for Divergence Academy’s approval to receive VA benefits and is honored to be serving veterans and active duty military as they transition into cybersecurity and data science careers.

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Mr. Michael Morford

Executive Vice President, Secretary

Michael Morford is the Co-Founder and the visionary of the base architecture for Sustainment
Technologies Inc, an online software platform that efficiently connects the fragmented ecosystem of the US manufacturing industry with large scale buyers to enable efficient, secure, onshore, America-first supplier networks.
Michael spun Sustainment out of his portfolio holding company, VertiPrime Government
Services, a company focused primarily on manufacturing structural airframe replacement parts for the U.S. Air Force’s aging fleet of fighter jets and long-range bombers.
Michael is co-lead of an on-going, multi-year academic investigation examining the applications of Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning within advanced manufacturing. He is a subject matter expert on multiple topics to includes Defense Policy as well as National Security implications to energy, water, and manufacturing. These strengths stem from his tenure as a Wall Street investment banker as well as a decorated U.S. Army logistics officer.

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LTC John Thane

Directory

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 commanded troops in Armor and Cavalry in the 3rd Infantry Division and the 49th Armored Division of the Texas Army National Guard, and led as an Army Acquisition Officer and Uniformed Scientist at the U.S. Army ARDEC, U.S. Army Research Laboratory, the Defense Intelligence Agency and in his current assignment.

His career also includes Academic and Corporate experience. As an undergraduate and graduate student of Physics, he worked in the High Energy Physics Research Group at Texas A&M University on projects including a scintillation-based GUT magnetic monopole search and prototype hadron calorimeters for the Collider Detector Facility at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. His thesis, “Development of a Small Angle Hadron Calorimeter Prototype for the Collider Detector at Fermilab,” focused on development of instrumentation for the high radiation environment around the beamline of the 2 TeV synchrotron collider.

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Mr. Jared Asplundh

Executive Vice President, Secretary

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.

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Mr. David Shaw

Executive Vice President, Secretary

David is a Co-Founder and Chief Commercialization Officer of Astrapi Corporation, a communications signal modulation company with offices in Dallas, TX and Washington, D.C. David’s efforts helped Astrapi win the Grand Prize for Astrapi at the SATELLITE 2017 Startup Space Pitch Competition and earn one of the “Most Promising Startup” awards at the FinSpace Summit for Satellite Finance in Paris. David also acted as the Astrapi Principal Investigator for the Astrapi I-Corp team leading to both Phase I, and Phase II National Science Foundation grant awards totaling over $1.1 million and a deal pipeline that exceeds $40 million. David also led Astrapi’s successful efforts to secure both a Phase I AFWERX SBIR and Army xTechSearch prize. He serves on the Advisory Board of the International Center for Decision and Risk Analysis (ICDRiA), has reviewed well over one-hundred proposals for the National Science Foundation (NSF), is an active judge in University of Texas at Austin, McCombs School of Business pitch competitions, and was awarded the George Kozmetsky Award for Academic Excellence, IC² Institute, The University of Texas at Austin. Notably he was a member of the Xerox President’s Club, every year he was eligible

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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. Mr. Febbroriello also represents leading investment banking institutions, placement agents and FINRA/SIPC registered broker dealers and he is a registered FINRA Arbitrator.

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