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Lockheed Martin Chairman, President, and CEO Marillyn Hewson has celebrated the accomplishments of Black Engineer of the Year Award (BEYA) winners since she became CEO in January 2013.

During the 2018 BEYA STEM Conference Gala, Charles Johnson-Bey (photo inset), director of cyber solutions engineering and technology, was honored with the Career Achievement Award.

A veteran of Lockheed Martin for 14 years, he leads the engineering efforts for a multi-disciplinary organization of about 2,000 people. He partners with the cyber solutions chief engineer and program directors to advance cyber capabilities for domestic and international customers.

Prior to his current position, Johnson-Bey was open innovation manager. His responsibilities included coordinating research activities with Sandia National Laboratories, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Lawrence Livermore Labs, GE Global Research Center, and Fortune 50 companies.

An electrical engineer, Johnson-Bey’s technical experience spans more than 22 years. His area of expertise is primarily special purpose algorithms and architectures for image processing.

Earlier in the day, Derek McGowan received The Dean’s Award at the HBCU Engineering Deans Breakfast.

With Lockheed Martin since 2001, McGowan is now program manager of the Minority Serving Institution Strategy, where he drives diversity and inclusion efforts in STEM programs, student development and recruiting at Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Hispanic- Serving Institutions.

At Tuskegee University, for example, his support for the college’s pre-engineering program has been exemplary.

Through McGowan’s actions, at least 40 pre-engineering high school student receive math and science prep during the summer before they join the Tuskegee University College of Engineering program as freshmen. McGowan has been a role model to students, giving seminars and delivering keynote speeches at pre-college summer programs.

Dozens of other Lockheed Martin employees received awards, including Modern-Day Technology Leaders.

There’s a special magic to the Black Engineer of the Year Award (BEYA) Modern Day Technology Leadership (MDTL) program.

The BEYA MDTL category recognizes early-career, bright, young, and up-and-coming women and men, who not only demonstrate consistent performance but show all the potential of shaping the course of STEM for the 22nd century

Brittany Bailey
Project Engineer Senior

Charisse Brooks
Senior Systems Engineer

Townsend Brown
Software Engineer Sr.

Richard Brown
Chief Engineer, Military Sustainment/53E

Janice Burns
QA Engineering Associate Manager

Aaron Butler
Space Systems IT Project Engineer

Robert Canidate
Electronics Engineer Staff

Omar Channer
Computer System Architect

Ray Collins, Jr.
Procurement Associate Manager

Livy Cox
Littoral Combat Ship Systems Architect

Gregory Franklin
Core Processor Software Manager

Shelton Goodwin
Software Engineer Sr.

Roslyn Handy
Project Engineer Senior Staff

James Harrell
QA Engineering Manager

Brant Hovington
Information Assurance Engineer Senior

Shaza Idris-Smith
Multifunctional Engineering and Science Associate Manager

Eric Igwe
Deputy Program Manager

Brittnee Jenkins
Performance and Decision Analytics Senior Systems Engineer

Vivian Johnson
Senior Aeronautical Engineer

Chanavia Johnson
Systems Integration and Test Engineer Staff

George Jolliff
Systems Engineer Sr. Staff

Alicia Jones
Supplier Integration Control Account Manager

Cedric Mays
Reliability and Maintainability (R&M) Failure Reporting Analysis
Corrective Action System  Engineer Lead

Philip Morris
Software Engineer

Christopher Richardson
Systems Integration/Test Engineering Manager

Byron Rollins
Software Configuration Analyst Manager

Taja Sellers
Systems integration and test manager

Jamie Wilson
QA Engineering Manager

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BEYA STEM Global Competitiveness Conference
February 7-9, 2019
Washington Marriott Wardman Park
Washington, DC

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