Personality Profile

November 7, 2013
By Cyndy Hogan

Sandi King is living proof that hard work and dedication can propel a career. As chair of AFCEA International’s Women Subcommittee, she is doing everything she can to share that message with all of AFCEA, especially young women.

King, currently senior manager of strategy and planning for Cisco Systems’ Public Sector Marketing, began her career as a secretary in the marketing department at a small engineering firm. A friend later connected her with a secretarial position at Hewlett-Packard (HP), where she learned more about marketing and was promoted to increasingly higher level positions for 17 years before a former manager recruited her to Cisco almost eight years ago.

October 9, 2013
By Cyndy Hogan

Great leaders take the time to learn from other great leaders. Jennifer Kauffman, director, capture/business development, and sales team leader for Intelligence Programs at Dell, is one of those leaders. In 2012, she attended the AFCEA Leadership Forum, a series of interactive seminars for rising professionals in the information technology, command and control, and intelligence fields.

September 16, 2013
By Cyndy Hogan

What does riding a bike have to do with science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education? For several AFCEA International employees, the answer is: a lot. The two were batting around ideas for future cycling trips when one suggested a ride from Pittsburgh to Washington, D.C., that could also serve as a fundraiser for the AFCEA Educational Foundation’s STEM scholarships.

Sean McGowan, director, member and chapter services, and Terry Rogers, manager of events for AFCEA’s Defense team, brought the idea to AFCEA leadership, and the idea will come to fruition October 7-12, when the first Cycle for STEM ride will take place with 20 riders.