Office of Naval Research
Over 40 years of experience in scientific research spanning academia, industry and government. Extensive experience in the defense research community, including over 12 years as an Office of Naval Research (ONR) Department Head that requires both strategic and tactical planning of programs that address Naval S&T requirements across a breadth of technical areas and align with the Department of Navy leadership guidance and policies. As a Senior Executive, I provide technical and strategic advice to Navy senior leadership that led to the implementation of several initiative that merge technology innovation, entrepreneurship and workforce development, especially for veterans. These initiatives span across academia, naval laboratories, small businesses, defense and commercial industries and the private investment sector and have now full-time responsibilities as Department Head for the Naval Accelerator Department supporting Navy and Marine Corps innovation and entrepreneurship.