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Gary Evee

Gary Evee, is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Evee Security Consulting Group. Evee Security’s mission is to enable businesses to reduce risk by proactively developing a more secure and resilient cybersecurity environment.

Gary previously held a range of leadership roles during his 22 years at IBM across business development and operations. In his most recent role, Gary lead go-to-market strategy for IBM’s mobile and financial services cybersecurity solutions. Gary has a proven track record of managing and scaling new enterprises. He has served as a technology and cybersecurity advisor to a number of Higher Education institutions including Cambridge College, which specializes in applied learning for students that miss the 18-22 year old undergraduate window; and Johnson C. Smith University, a 154-year-old Historically Black College/University in Charlotte, NC. Gary holds a BA in Political Science from Hampton University. Gary’s expertise in collaboration across academia, industry, and government strengthens students’ career experiences and the cybersecure growth of Anchor Communities.

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Bryan Chiakpo

Bryan has spent four years at Accenture on the leading edge of applied data analytics. His work has improved the performance of individuals and organizations across multiple industries and ecosystems as a Data Engineering and Analytics Consultant. He also is an Amazon Web Services certified cloud practitioner. Prior to Accenture, Bryan served on the original development team that helped to launch the Mary S. Peake Fellowship. His work focused on analytics to help local businesses grow and strengthen the communities served. Bryan went on to research positions for leading Boston University and Harvard University teaching hospitals. Specifically, Bryan’s projects ranged from better understanding of bone cancer with computer tomography (CT) imaging to understanding and reforming the discharge process for hospital patients. Bryan earned a Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering with a Concentration in Technology Innovation from Boston University. Bryan’s understanding of technology, products, services, and data reinforce the impact he makes for ecosystem members across market categories, geographies, and demographics.

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Andre Kelly

Andre is an analytical, results-driven product manager with a proven record in design, strategy, and product delivery for each community he serves. A longtime active member and leader of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), Andre has the interpersonal skills to convey complex concepts to both technical and non-technical stakeholders. Andre served as a product manager at Google for cloud offerings before taking on a Google Lead Product Manager role. He began his career at a leading semiconductor company, LSI after graduation from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a BS in Electrical Engineering. Andre went on to earn an MBA from the University of Massachusetts. His combination of systems perspective and passion for economic empowerment will drive the career success and cybersecure growth of each Anchor Community partner.

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Ladi Olaoye

Ladi is a benchmark practitioner and trainer in cybersecure growth and advancing diversity/inclusion. Ladi began his career in supply chain operations at PepsiCo before leading project management at Bain Capital and then going on to serve as a consultant in healthcare IT solutions. He is a longtime leader with the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) and has served as both President and President Emeritus of the NSBE Boston Professionals Chapter. Ladi draws upon his consulting and project management background to help companies achieve results through an effective information technology lifecycle for systems implementation and change management. Ladi earned a BS in Industrial Engineering Technology from Tennessee State University. His experience across industries reinforces his impact on students in their service learning.

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Rob Browne

Rob has over 20 years of experience with Cisco spanning across Data Center, Network, Security and Cloud technologies. In his current role, he serves global enterprises and service providers as a Data Center & Cloud Technical Solutions Architect. Rob is a longtime active member of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE). He is also a board member of the youth focused Ski/Snowboarding club – Boston Ski Party. He earned his bachelor’s degree in engineering and holds technical certifications from Amazon Web Services and Cisco – Certified Internetwork Expert Enterprise Infrastructure. Rob’s commitment to mentoring of individuals and organizations on their technical and business strategy next steps supports the career success and cybersecure growth of each Anchor Community Partner.

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Shamika (Rucker) Scott

Shamika’s breadth and depth of managerial and technical mentoring comes from her longtime roles in global and local businesses. At the international defense leader Raytheon, she rose from a systems engineer to Senior Technical Subject Matter Expert and Mission Assurance Leader traveling the world to increase accountability to contractual requirements. At Draper Laboratory, Shamika was a Program Director and Principal Member of Technical Staff, leading outreach to nurture partnerships and to mentor startup innovators across industries and geographies. Shamika is also the founder of a fitness, health and wellness organization that helps individuals and companies achieve their goals. Shamika graduated from Tuskegee University with a BS degree in Chemical Engineering and Physics. She also earned an MBA from Northeastern University. Shamika’s successful and wide-ranging career gives her the skills and perspective to help local businesses grow and to strengthen each community served.

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Pamela Bingham

Pamela’s project management expertise comes from more than 25 years of experience addressing business and technology challenges across a range of anchor communities. Her specific expertise in mobilizing students of color began with her own experience growing up as the child of faculty members on the campus of Jackson State University. As an engineer who studied at the University of Florida, Pamela developed particular expertise in community engagement, comprehensive policy solutions, and defining detailed steps to meet the goals of each initiative. For example, Pamela worked on the massive challenges post-Hurricane Katrina, organizing African American engineers, students, and other professionals to aid the Gulf recovery. She moved to New Orleans for two years as a subcontractor for the Unified New Orleans Plan. Pamela provided technical assistance to local leaders; helped develop energy/environmental policy; and organized minority efforts in emergency preparedness and management for the Mid-Atlantic/Southern United States. In another role, she served six years as HBCU Geographic Information System (GIS) consortium lead for the National Medical Association’s Bioterrorism Preparedness Grant Project Manager. Pamela is a Life Member of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE). She has a B.S. in industrial engineering from the University of Florida and a graduate certificate in business leadership development from Johns Hopkins University with additional study in environmental science and policy. By integrating engineering, technology, education, and effective collaboration, Pamela’s interdisciplinary approach empowers students from any major to strengthen the cybersecure growth of the anchor communities they serve.

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Lawrence Orah

Lawrence has an extensive 20-year track record in cybersecurity and Information Security, most recently developing security assessment plans (SAPs), security assessment reports (SARs), and plan of action & milestones (POA&M) reports for professional services firms contracted to the federal government. After serving as a Senior Consultant and Lead Security Controls Assessor at Deloitte & Touche, Accenture Federal Services recruited Lawrence to return to Accenture where Lawrence had worked early in his career. As an Accenture Information Systems Security Officer, Lawrence manages security measures, risk assessment, and security breach response. Lawrence also guides federal agencies to ensure that their security processes and procedures are in line with information security policies and standards. Prior to his civilian career, Lawrence served in the U.S. Navy as part of warfare communications and then 3 years at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Lawrence holds a B.S. in Computer Information Systems from Towson University and an MS in Cyber Security from the University of Maryland Global Campus. He is certified in Certified Information Systems Auditor® (CISA), Certified Information Security Manager® (CISM), and CompTIA Security+ Continuing Education. Lawrence brings to the cybersecure growth process his skills in the evaluation of security solutions and implementations strategies for federal and commercial systems and services.

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Tyrone Ross, Jr.

Tyrone leverages his military and private sector experience to support community collaboration. He has delivered measurable results across multiple operational disciplines including product management, finance, engineering, marketing, and sales. In his current role at Cisco, he helps develop business cases for long-term strategic growth initiatives including IoT (Internet of Things), 5G, and customer experience. Prior to Cisco, Tyrone worked at Akamai Technologies, where he led teams responsible for commercializing cloud security products.

Tyrone served four years in the U.S. Marine Corps, where he led command and control teams responsible for coordinating US and international air operations in Afghanistan. He holds a B.S. in Human Factors Psychology from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, an MS in Industrial Systems Engineering from San Jose State University, and an MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He is also a licensed Project Management Professional (PMP) and a longtime active member and leader of the National Society of Black Engineers – NSBE. Tyrone’s deep expertise in starting and maintaining high-impact collaborations with internal and external teams reinforces the career success and cybersecure growth of each Anchor Community partner.

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Marilyn Louis

Marilyn’s breadth and depth of auditing, process improvement, and technical mentoring comes from her longtime roles in global ecommerce and inbound marketing to enable the cybersecure growth of small businesses. As a Business Intelligence Manager at international ecommerce leader Wayfair, she developed a reporting roadmap to support new business initiatives and worked with the financial department to ensure GAAP compliance for all contractual requirements. She also managed a team responsible for cost and revenue financial reporting. Most recently, Marlyn played a strategic and tactical role in the position of Senior Manager, Data & Automation at Hubspot, a leading Customer Relationship Management platform for small and medium-sized businesses. At Hubspot, Marilyn executed global marketing strategies across Hubspot’s platform, which depended on strong project management and cross-departmental collaboration. Marilyn also served as Vice President of the Boston chapter of National Society of Black Engineers – NSBE. Marlyn graduated from Georgia State University with a BA degree in Business and Accounting. She also earned an MBA from McCallum Graduate School of Business. Marilyn’s 14 plus-year career path gives her the skills and perspective to help students and their applied learning partners measurably improve their careers and increase each business’s cybersecure growth.

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