40 Under 40 Award Winners

 

The Young AFCEA 40 Under 40 Award is given to 40 individuals ages 40 and under for their significant contributions in a technical science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) field by providing innovation, thought leadership, and support to their client or organizations using information technology (IT).  Nomination Information

 

 

AFCEA's 40 Under 40 Award Winners for 2018

 

Major Joshua Aultman, USAF
Commander
628th Communications Squadron
South Carolina Low Country Chapter

IT1 Ermine Bulls, USN
Information Systems Technician
Naval Computer & Telecommunications Area Master Station Pacific
Hawaii Chapter

Perry Chaffee
VP of Strategy
WWPass
Lexington-Concord Chapter
 
Alex Chin
Co-Founder, President, and CTO
Anthem Engineering
Central Maryland Chapter
Chris DeMay
Founder & CTO
HawkEye 360
Northern Virginia Chapter
 
Ben Denton, Ph.D
Technical Director, Cybersecurity
DESE Research, Inc.
Huntsville Chapter
Christina Epstein
Technical Staff, ISR Systems and Architectures
MIT Lincoln Laboratory
Lexington-Concord Chapter

Greg Fitzgerald
COO/Partner
IT Coalition
Bethesda Chapter

Jason Frye
Computer Engineer
Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC)
Montgomery Chapter
 
Dan Gabriel
CEO
AM LLC 
Northern Virginia Chapter

Jason Garcia
Principal
CNF Technologies Corporation
Alamo Chapter

Jay Garcia
Veterans Program Team Lead
Fortinet
San Diego Chapter
Rebekah Getz
Sr. Engineer
EWA Government Systems 
Washington D.C. Chapter
 
Stephen Gillotte
President & CEO
Reinventing Geospatial, Inc.
Washington D.C. Chapter
Blake Hall
Founder & CEO
ID.me
Northern Virginia Chapter
 
Ryan J. Hayes
President
Inflow
Alamo Chapter

Dr. Andrew Heo
Chief Cybersecurity Engineer
ITS, LLC
Rocky Mountain Chapter

Derek Hess
Mobility Architect
SOCOM/Jacobs
Tampa Chapter

James Hornage
Chief Architect
PCI Strategic Management, LLC
Central Maryland Chapter
 
Dr. Tim Junio
Co-Founder & CEO
Qadium
San Francisco Chapter
Dr. Ala' Khalifeh
Electrical & Communication Eng. Department Head
German Jordanian University
Jordan Chapter
 
Ryan Lewis
Deputy Director, CosmiQ Works
Vice President, In-Q-Tel
Northern Virginia Chapter
Brent Lillard
CEO
GovSmart
Northern Virginia Chapter

Dr. Pedro Machado
Data Protection Officer
Ageas Portugal
Portugal Chapter

Dr. Solange Massa
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Stanford University
Argentina Chapter
 
Marcus Neal
Enterprise Architect
SOCOM/Jacobs
Tampa Chapter
Dr. Francisco Nina Rente
CEO/Head of Business
Dognaedis/Prosegur Cybersecurity Division
Portugal Chapter
 
Tom Northardt, Ph.D.
Senior Electrical Engineer
MIKEL Inc.
Lexington-Concord Chapter
TSgt Bradley H. Pike II, USAF
Section Chief, Network Operations
50th Communications Squadron
Rocky Mountain Chapter
 
Dr. Benjamin Poole
Department Head
The MITRE Corporation
Lexington-Concord Chapter
Daniel Pressel
Sr. Principal, Solutions Architect
CSRA
Northern Virginia Chapter

SSgt Cesar Salilican, USAF
Supervisor, Wing Executive Communications
USAF
Kaiserslautern Chapter

Robert Sanchious
CEO
SHR Consulting Group
Northern Virginia Chapter
 
MSgt Brandy L. Silvers, USAF
Flight Chief, Aviation Resource Management System
Air Force Life Cycle Management Center
Montgomery Chapter
1Lt Jacob Singleton, USAF
PM, Center for Rapid Innovation
Air Force Research Laboratory, Space Vehicles Directorate
Albuquerque Chapter
 
Abdul Subhani
President and CEO
Centex Technologies
Phantom Corps Chapter
Dr. Vivek Taneja
Co-Founder/President
Dynamo Technologies, Inc.
Bethesda Chapter
 
Steven Turner
Director of Technology
Chesapeake Technology International
Rocky Mountain Chapter

LCDR Jonathan White, USCG
SeaWatch Product Lead
USCG, Command, Control, and Communications Engineering Center
Hampton Roads Chapter

George Zoulias
Founder & CEO
Perfecta
Northern Virginia Chapter

 

AFCEA's 40 Under 40 Award Winners for 2017

 

Austin Adams
Vice President, Public Sector
Alfresco
Northern Virginia Chapter

Brent Ahlers
Client Director
Gartner
Dayton - Wright Chapter
Eric Anderson
Director of Business Development
Rigil Corporation
Northern Virginia Chapter
 
Dr. Joao Annes
Manager
Quidgest
Portugal Chapter
CPT Christopher Apsey, USA
Deputy Director, Cyber Technical College
U.S. Army Cyber School
Augusta - Fort Gordon Chapter
 
Clinton Austin
U.S. Special Operations Command
Jacobs Technology
Tampa Chapter
Jason Becerra
Federal Sales
Rubrik
Silicon Valley Chapter

Christopher Bock
Senior Staff Engineer
Saab Defense and Security USA LLC
Erie Canal Chapter

Dr. Francesca D'Arcangelo
Technical Staff, Homeland Protection Systems
MIT Lincoln Laboratory
Lexington - Concord Chapter
 
Jeff Engle
Vice President, Government Sector
United Data Technologies
South Florida Chapter

Jonathan Evans
President
Bart & Associates, Inc.
Bethesda Chapter

Christopher Dean Fairley Jr.
Student Resource Coordinator
Miller - Motte College
Delta Education Corporation
North Carolina Chapter
Dr. Emily Fenn
Technical Staff
MIT Lincoln Laboratory 
Lexington - Concord Chapter
 
Alyssa Feola
Cyber Security Engineer
USAF/AFLCMC
Lexington - Concord Chapter
Dr. Vijay Gadepally
Technical Staff
MIT Lincoln Laboratory
Lexington - Concord
 
Matthew Goertz
Segment Lead Solution Design & Transition
BWI Informationstechnik GmbH
Bonn E.V. Chapter

Brian Harrell
Director, Security and Risk Management
Navigant Consulting, Inc.
Washington D.C. Chapter

Daniel Heupel
Software Developer
BWI Systeme GmbH
Bonn E.V. Chapter

MSgt Shamar Jones, USAF
NCOIC, Authorized Service Interruptions Manager
Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) - Pacific
Hawaii Chapter
 
SSgt Nathaniel Juarez, USAF
NCOIC, Cyber Operations
Office of Defense Cooperation (ODC) Turkey
Kaiserslautern Chapter
Greg Kamigawachi
President and CEO
Phoenix Operations Group
Central Maryland
 
Ashley Kee
CEO
BMK Secure Solutions
Northern Virginia Chapter
Alex Kreilein
Managing Partner
SecureSet Accelerator
Rocky Mountain Chapter

Nicholas Little
Founder/CEO
Forge Global Industries Inc.
Rocky Mountain Chapter

Jordan Loeb
CTO
Frontier, Inc.
Belvoir Chapter
 
Jessica McCain
Senior Cyber Threat Analyst
United States Strategic Command
Greater Omaha Chapter
Christopher McGrath
Sr. Project Manager
Highlight Technologies
Northern Virginia Chapter
 
Jesse Nielsen
Managing Partner
Synertex
Northern Virginia Chapter
MSgt Brianna Oberg, USAF
Project Integraton Manager
Headquarters Air University
Montgomery Chapter
 
Robert Riley, Jr.
Senior Electronics Engineer
Air Force Research Laboratory Information Directorate
Erie Canal Chapter
Paul Sanchez
President and CEO
Government Tactical Solutions, LLC
Northern Virginia Chapter

Daniel Schulman
Founder and CTO
Mission: Cyber, LLC
Washington, D.C. Chapter

Rob Smith
Incident Response and Threat Intelligence Analyst
PriceWaterhouseCoopers UK
London Chapter
 
Timothy Sorbera
Software Engineer
Diligent Consulting, Inc.
Alamo Chapter
Cait von Schnetlage, MBA
CEO
Full Suite Solutions
Northern Virginia Chapter
 
Rebecca Unetic
Director of Strategy
Fuse Integration
San Diego Chapter
Dan Walters
Principal Digital/Microelectronics Hardware Engineer
The MITRE Corporation
Lexington - Concord Chapter
 
Roy White
President and CEO
Diverse Concepts, Inc.
Central Maryland Chapter

Lisa Wiswell 
Principal
GRIMM
Washington D.C. Chapter

MSgt Carlton Young, USAF
Superintendent, Network Control Center
AFLCMC/Business and Enterprise Systems Directorate
Montgomery Chapter

We hope each nominee will continue their involvement with AFCEA. If there are any questions about how to get involved, please email youngafcea@afcea.org