I am Vice President, Engineering Lead Design Center-Farmington at Otis leading a critical part of the global engineering footprint, providing a wide range of new product development activities in increasingly-connected, smart, vertical mobility platforms. I was previously with L3Harris where I led multi-disciplinary, embedded-software-focused design teams in innovative research and new product development and where I was recognized for my significant technical contributions as 2014 L3 Engineer of the Year and 2011 New Hampshire Engineer of the Year.
I am currently past-president of the IEEE Computer Society and a member of the Industry Engagement Committee, am involved with several Computer Society sub-committees, and m a mentor for several IEEE WIE Summits. In my over twenty-five years as an IEEE volunteer, I have served as a director of the IEEE Foundation, 1st VP Computer Society, served a three-year term on the Computer Society Board of Governors, founded and led the first five years of the IEEE Women in Engineering International Leadership Conference (WIE ILC), served as Women in Engineering International Chair for which I received the 2014 Larry K Wilson Transnational Award for distinguished contributions to IEEE global activities, served on the Eta Kappa Nu Board of Governors and have been IEEE-USA VP of Communications & Public Awareness.
Outside of IEEE, I am active with Toastmasters (Toastmasters of Manchester, Amoskeag Better Communicators and Millyard Toastmasters) and am active as a tournament organizer and Senior Tournament Director for the United States Chess Federation.
I received my MS Computer Engineering (1998), BS Electrical Engineering (1995) and BS Mathematics (1995) from Southern Methodist University in Dallas.
2021 Toastmasters' Dave Rosvall Award
2017 Most Innovative Woman of the Year - Government or Non-Profit (Bronze Stevie Award)
2017 Woman of the Year - Government or Non-Profit (Silver Stevie Award)
2017 Toastmasters Shirley Kelly Award
2014 IEEE MGA Larry K Wilson Transnational Award
2014 L-3 Engineer of the Year
2011 New Hampshire Engineer of the Year
2010 Toastmasters District 45 Division Governor of the Year
2010 IEEE MGA Leadership Award
2008 IEEE-USA Professional Achievement Award
2003 RSIS President’s Award for Technical Excellence
2003 National Weather Service OS&T Systems Engineering Center Special Citation
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