Women's Appreciation Event 2019

Women in the Sea Services

Thursday, February 14 at 4:00 p.m.

Exhibit Hall A, San Diego Convention Center

We hope you enjoyed Women in AFCEA's latest Women's Appreciation Event on February 14 during the AFCEA/USNI WEST conference! 

Sponsored in part by Walker & Associates/Ciena Corporation and Bloomberg Government, over 500 people attended; our largest audience yet! The event started with drinks and appetizers, giving everyone a chance to network with senior leaders in the AFCEA community.

The event was highlighted by a fireside chat with VADM Nancy Norton, USN and LtGen Lori Reynolds, USMC. Moderating the fireside chat was DeEtte Gray of CACI International. These senior military leaders shared their insights on challenges and successes experienced throughout their distinguished careers, with a healthy dose of humor mixed in! A detailed article on the fireside chat was written by our SIGNAL staff. 

VADM Nancy Norton, USN, Director, DISA and Commander, JFHQ-DODIN


LtGen Lori Reynolds, USMC, Deputy Commandant for Information, HQ US Marine Corps




DeEtte Gray, President of U.S. Operations, CACI International Inc., Chair of Board of AFCEA International (Moderator)


The event concluded with the presentation of the Women’s Appreciation Awards to AFCEA members for their leadership roles in mentoring, supporting and advocating for women in a professional capacity.

Donatelle Dominici, University of L'Aquila

Yolande Fong, AFCEA Hawaii Chapter

Jenniffer Minks, Joint Staff J6

COL Kathy Swacina, USA (Ret), Unitech Consulting, LLC

MSGt Szu-Moy Toves, USAF (Ret), Alamo Chapter

We look forward to seeing you next year!


Check out last year's women's appreciation event!





AFCEA thanks the following

for their generous support of the 2019 Women's Appreciation Event


Premier Sponsors


Small Business Sponsors




Individual Sponsor


Cynthia Pacheco