The 25th Black Engineer Of The Year Awards Stem Conference In Nation’s Capital

Lloyd w. Howell from booz allen hamilton receives top honors. The 25th black engineer of the year awards stem global competitiveness conference in our nation’s capital.
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Jan. 6, 2011 - PRLog -- (Baltimore, MD) January 2011 – February 17 – 19, 2011 marks the 25th anniversary of the Black Engineer of the Year Awards (BEYA) Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Global Competitiveness Conference. This gathering of truly stellar individuals will be hosted by Lockheed Martin Corporation, US Black Engineer & Information Technology magazine and The Council of Engineering Deans. 2011 Black Engineer of the Year Lloyd W. Howell, executive vice president of Booz Allen Hamilton, leads a new group of movers and shakers, trailblazers and innovators.

Other award categories recognize true pioneers who have achieved exceptional career gains in government and industry, who have already merited lifetime achievement recognition, and who have energized their companies and their communities alike. Black Engineer of the Year Awards alumni and some of our country's most promising students will also be recognized during this three-day event.

The Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, D.C. is the venue for this three-day meeting of the minds. Thursday, February 17th, commences with the Opening Night Alumni Welcome Reception. On Friday, the Modern Day Technology Leaders Luncheon, professional development seminars, and the popular Career Coaching Roundtables take place. The evening concludes with the Sixth Annual Stars and Stripes Military Dinner celebration hosted by U.S. Navy. On Saturday, February 19th, the conference offers an opportunity to join the Historically Black Colleges and Universities’ (HBCU) engineering deans for their annual HBCU Power Breakfast, followed by the HBCU Deans’ Roundtable.  The career fair for college students and professionals takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and draws on-site recruiters from Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Gulfstream, Chrysler, IBM, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon, and many more.  

On the evening of the 19th, from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m., the conference hosts the 25th Black Engineer of the Year Awards black tie gala.

Full profiles of the honorees will be featured in the conference edition of US Black Engineer & Information Technology magazine, to be published in February of 2011.
Career Communications Group, Inc. produces the annual Black Engineer of the Year STEM Global Competitiveness Conference and Women of Color STEM Conference and publishes US Black Engineer & IT magazine. For more information about the conference visit or

Please join us as we congratulate the following 2011 BEYA STEM Global Competitiveness Award Winners

Black Engineer of the Year
Lloyd W. Howell, Jr.
Executive Vice President
Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc.

Leo Brooks, Jr.
Vice President, Army Systems Business Development,
Integrated Defense Systems
The Boeing Company

Career Achievement - Government
Victor Gavin
Deputy Director Executive Officer for Littoral and Mine
Department of the Navy

Career Achievement - Industry
David Bozeman
Vice President, Integrated Manufacturing Operations
Caterpillar, Inc.

Kelvin Hawkins
Vice President, Integrated Systems Hardware
IBM Corporation

Community Service
Eric Garvin
Global Hawk Manager
Northrop Grumman Corporation

William Patrick
Principle Engineer
Northrop Grumman Corporation

Deans' Award
Jason Massey
Project Manager
Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory

James Braxton, Sr.
Chief, Office Equal Employment Opportunity
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Diversity Leadership - Industry
Benita Fortner
Director, Supplier Diversity
The Raytheon Company

Educational Leadership
Mordechai Levin
Executive Director
Masterflight Foundation

Marcos Stephens
Manager, Training Programs
Northrop Grumman Corporation

GEM Outstanding Young Alumnus
Michael Hollis, Jr.
Systems Engineer
Northrop Grumman Corporation

GEM Student Leadership
Devon Rollins
Senior Information Systems Engineer
The MITRE Corporation

K-12 Promotion of Education
Paula Shelton
Executive Director
Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory

Zeita Merchant
Lieutenant Commander
U.S. Coast Guard

Lifetime Achievement
Martin Proctor
Senior Vice President, Energy Policy
Constellation Energy

Most Promising Engineer or Scientist - Industry
Leona Charles, Ph.D.
Payload Systems Engineer
Northrop Grumman Corporation

Tavon Brooks
Senior Systems Engineer II
The Raytheon Company

Outstanding Technical Contribution - Government
Kerry Nichols
Computer Engineer, GS-13, Wind System Software Lead
Naval Air Systems Command

Outstanding Technical Contribution - Industry
Steven Ogunwumi, Ph.D.
Research Associate
Corning Incorporated

Tami Randolph, Ph.D.
Program Manager
Northrop Grumman Corporation

Pioneer Award
Wanda Denson-Low, J.D.
Senior Vice President, Office of Internal Governance
The Boeing Company

President's Award
Tyree Minner
Plant Manager
Chrysler Group LLC

Professional Achievement - Government
Wilhelmina Pierce, P.E.
Resident Engineer/ Supervisory Civil Engineer
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Bruce Grooms
Vice Director Joint Staff
U.S. Navy

Professional Achievement - Industry
Andrew Brown, Jr., Ph.D.
Executive Director and Chief Technologist
Delphi Automotive, LLC

Gary Bailey
Vice President, Supply Chain Management
Lockheed Martin Corporation

Technical Sales and Marketing
Gary Collins
Vice President and North America Service Line Leader for
Application Management Services
IBM Corporation

Anthony (Tony) Neal-Graves
General Manager Workstations and Highly Parallel
Intel Corporation

Special Recognition
Stanford Lewis
Senior Technical Architect

Derrick Burton
Principal, Information Services
Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc.

Brian Smith, Ph.D.
Sr. Engineering Specialist, Systems Analysis Department
General Dynamics Corporation

Darrell Durst
Program Management Vice President
Lockheed Martin Information Systems & Global Solutions

Vernon Ross, Jr., Ed.D
Director of Training and Development
Lockheed Martin Information Systems & Global Solutions

Bryan Green
Northrop Grumman Corporation

Howard Miller, III
Business Development Manager
Northrop Grumman Corporation

Jerry M. Givens
Senior Vice President, Los Angeles Area Manager
Parsons Brinckerhoff

Edwin Tatem, P.E.
President of Parsons Brinckerhoff, Michigan
Parsons Brinckerhoff

Wendell (Todd) Scruggs
Director of Computational Science
Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC)

Philip Joseph, Jr.
Weapon Storage & Security System Program Manager
U.S. Air Force

Ira Dorsett
Structural Engineer
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Tony Oby
Area Engineer
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Michelle Goddard
Mechanical Engineer
U.S. Army Research, Development & Engineering Command

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