deputy director for mobility technology at the U.S. Army's Tank-Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) in Warren. She is responsible for the research and development of engines, hybrid electric drive technologies, transmissions, propulsion system components, fuel cells, track and suspension components and auxiliary power units for military vehicles from trucks to combat vehicles. She also is chair for the Research Development and Engineering Command (TARDEC's parent organization) Power and Energy Integrated Product Team. In this capacity she leads power and energy experts from all Army R&D labs, DOD, DOE, other government agencies, industry, and academia to advise and inform Army leadership on power and energy technologies, issues and initiatives. She recently received Lawrence Tech's Alumni Achievement Award from LTU President Charles Chambers (pictured).