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FHTCC Appoints Craig Technologies CEO as Newest Council Member
Engineering and Simulation Leader adds Expertise to Florida High Tech Corridor Council
She grew Craig Technologies to be a nationwide technology firm headquartered in Cape Canaveral that delivers an array of engineering and technical solutions to commercial and government clients. Most recently, Craig opened the Craig Technologies Aerospace and Defense Manufacturing Center, expanding services to prototype development, precision manufacturing, avionics, and environmental stress screening.
Before founding her company in 1999, Craig was a Naval Flight Officer and previously worked as a computer engineer for the Naval Air Warfare Center-Indianapolis, where she developed software systems for aircraft cockpits. She has in-depth knowledge of military IT security and installation as a result of her tenure as the Automated Information Security Manager for the Strike Fighter Weapons School Pacific in Lemoore, CA.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Knox College, a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science Engineering from the University of Illinois, and a Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Craig is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in systems engineering at Florida Tech.
The Florida High Tech Corridor Council (FHTCC) is an economic development initiative of the University of Central Florida (UCF), the University of South Florida (USF) and the University of Florida (UF). The mission of FHTCC is to grow high tech industry and innovation through partnerships that support research, marketing, workforce and entrepreneurship.
A partnership involving more than 20 local and regional economic development organizations (EDOs), 14 state/community colleges and 10 workforce boards, the Council is co-chaired by the presidents of UCF, USF and UF. The Council includes the presidents of two of the community colleges, the president of the Florida Institute of Technology and representatives of high tech industry.
The unique partnership has resulted in a strategic approach to high tech economic development that supports matching funds research, marketing, workforce development and entrepreneurship leveraging governmental, EDO and corporate budgets on a regional rather than local basis.
For more information, visit www.floridahightech.com.