ID’s Mary Allison Yourchisin Becomes First Female President of Tampa NDIA
Intelligent Decisions (ID), Inc., a premier global IT systems integrator, proudly announced today that Mary Allison Yourchisin was named president of the National Defense Industrial Association’s (NDIA) Greater Tampa Bay Chapter. NDIA is America’s leading defense industry association promoting national security. Yourchisin, an area executive who has worked in the local defense-technology industry, runs ID’s Tampa Office. There are many “firsts” involved in Yourchisin’s new NDIA role. She is the first female, first person under 35, and the first non-active or retired military, to be elected president of the Chapter.
“Intelligent Decisions is fortunate to have Mary Allison leading our Tampa office. We are not surprised that NDIA has recognized her significant talent and contributions to the Tampa area defense industry and community,” said Harry Martin, president and CEO of Intelligent Decisions.
Formally launched in 2006, during the past two years the Greater Tampa Bay Chapter has grown from more than 400 members to well over 2,000 participants and more than 160 companies. The growth is due to an engaged group of volunteers and members actively seeking to better support local warfighting customers and to enhance the growth of the Tampa defense industry. Chapter initiatives support MacDill Air Force Base, U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), U.S. Central Command, Homeland Security and the U.S. Coalition Forces. The Chapter’s primary objectives are new business development, professional development and networking, and technology partnerships.
“Mary Allison is widely respected as an innovative leader in the Tampa Bay area and has spearheaded multiple initiatives to unite the defense industry,” said Anthony Gray, past NDIA Greater Tampa Bay Chapter president. “We are privileged to have her as our new chapter president with great prospects for our collective future.”
NDIA’s Greater Tampa Bay Chapter also spearheads a fund that provides scholarship grants to the children of Special Operations Defense Industry Heroes who have been lost in the Global War on Terror. The fund was launched in honor of Kevin Tilghman who passed away while representing USSOCOM Special Operations Research, Development, and Acquisition Center Directorate of Science and Technology in the demonstration of a Norwegian fast boat.
To learn more about supporting the scholarship fund, and for additional details on the NDIA Greater Tampa Bay Chapter, please visit http://www.TampaBayNDIA.org.
This summer, ID expanded its U.S. offices to Tampa in order to better serve its Department of Defense clients and partners in the community. This is the second office that the company has in Florida, ID’s Simulation and Training Division is located in Orlando, FL.
November 03, 2011
ID l National Defense Industrial Association Names Intelligent Decisions’ Yourchisin President of the Greater Tampa Bay Chapter