Program Committee Members

Government Point of Contact
Sae Schatz, Ph.D.
 

Director, Advanced Distributed Learning Initiative
Conference Chairman
Aaron Presnall, Ph.D.
 

President, Jefferson Institute
2020 Program Committee Chairman
Frank Kelley, BGen USMC (Ret.)
 

Vice President, Defense Acquisition University (DAU)
2021 Program Committee Chairman
Keith Beurskens Ph.D.
 

Deputy Director, Academic Affairs, Army University

Members
Alex Autry
 
President, FGLDA  
Martin Bogan
 
Research and Development, CAE
Bird Dog
Shannon Burch, CEM
 
Director of Exhibits and Sponsorships, NTSA
Host
Scotty Craig, Ph.D.
 
Associate Professor, Arizona State University
Bird Dog
Reneé Despot
 
Assoc. Director, NTSA Operations, NTSA
Host
Barbara Dorer
 
Strategic Partnerships & Protocol, Office of the President, DAU
Bird Dog
Carol Dwyer
 
Assoc. Director, Member Services, NTSA  
Host
Angie M. Gamble, Ph.D.
 
Training Systems Management Specialist, CAC-T ATSC 
Bird Dog
Jim Goodell
 
Senior Analyst, Quality Information Partners & IEEE ICICLE
Trish Griggs
 
Strategic Executive Support to VP & Chief of Staff, DAU  
Christopher Hardy, Ph.D.
 
 Learning Analytics Director, DAU  
Natalie Harris
 
Head of Strategic Initiatives, BrightHive  
Mike Hernandez
 
Senior Project Engineer, Design Interactive Inc 
Bird Dog
Jolly Holden, Ph.D.
 
Executive Director, FGDLA  
Commander Geir Isaksen
 
Staff Officer, Digitalization and Pedagogy, Norwegian Defense University College (NoDUC)
Dina Kurzweil, Ph.D.
 
Director, Education & Technology Innovation Support Office, Uniformed Services University Health Sciences (USUHS)  
Debbie Langelier, CEM
 
Vice President, NTSA   
Host
Jennifer Lewis
 
Vice Interoperability Software Engineer, SAIC  
Bird Dog
Julie Lowndes
 
Meeting and Event Coordinator, ADL Initiative (SETA Contractor) 
Shawn Miller
 
Technology Innovation Transformation Program Manager, DAU
Bird Dog
Jack Moran
 
PR Executive, QS Quacquarelli Symonds, Reimagine Education   
Karen Murgas
 
Outreach Principal, ADL Initiative (SETA Contractor) 
Riya Patel
 
Lead Innovation Targeter, Dcode
Biljana Presnall
 
Vice President, Jefferson Institute
Nunzio Quacquarelli
 
CEO, QS Quacquarelli Symonds  
Emilie Reitz
 
Joint Fires Integration Division (JFID), Demonstration Branch, The Joint Staff
Bird Dog
RADM James Robb, USN (Ret)
 
President, NTSA
Host
Alicia Sanchez, Ph.D.
 
Learning Director for Games and Simulations, DAU 
Brent Smith
 
Research & Development Principal, ADL Initiative, (SETA Contractor)  
Paul Thurkettle
 
NATO Training Technologies Section Head, NATO ACT  
Phil Westfall, Ph.D.
 
Chairman, FGDLA
A special thank you to the ADL Initiative and Jefferson Institute for creating and building the iFEST 2020 website.
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