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March2012-10-4_Page_5_Image_0001David Manning is the newly elected Chairman of the Board of Directors for the National Center for Simulation (NCS), a non-profit trade association whose vision is to be the recognized leader in supporting and expanding the modeling and simulation community. Entering his second term as Chairman, Manning has served on the NCS board since October 2009 and is the owner of StrategyONE Services, a consulting company in Orlando.

Manning has worked in the Orlando simulation community since 1990 in various positions.  He served as the Program Manager for the Army activity (STRICOM and PEO STRI), the President of a foreign-owned simulation company and is a partner in S8 Solutions, LLC, a training services company.

Angela Salva begins her second term as the Vice Chairman of the NCS Board, and has served on the board since 2009.  Salva is President and CEO of SIMETRI, Inc, a technology firm in Orlando focused on engineering and technology solutions for medical simulation and education.

Salva began her career as an engineer after graduating from Emory University and then earned her Master of Science degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Central Florida. In 2004, she was appointed the Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Indra Systems, Inc, and after growing their presence in the US, she decided to pursue her own entrepreneurial opportunity when she acquired SIMETRI.

Steve Painter serves as the Treasurer and has served on the NCS Board of Directors since 2007.  Currently he is the Vice President and Manager for the Training Services Sector of Parsons Government Services, an international company serving government, domestic, and international customers worldwide in the environmental, transportation, water, energy, defense, and intelligence markets.

The Training Services Sectors provides technical, training, and simulation support to the U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps including integrated training range management, communications, Counter IED, MOUT facilities, and live training.  Steve has served in various capacities in industry since 1988, after leaving active duty from the Navy, and has been a member of the Orlando community since 2002.  He retired as a Captain from the U.S. Navy Reserves in 2007 after 29 years of service as a Special Duty Naval Oceanographer.

Brian Holmes begins his second term as Secretary of the NCS Board, and has served on the Board since 2009.  He is currently the Director of Orlando Operations and Business Development for The AEgis Technologies Group, and has over 24 years of experience in the Modeling, Simulation and Training Industry.

Holmes began his career as a project engineer with the Navy in 1988, before transferring to the Army (STRICOM) and earning his Masters of Science degree in Industrial Engineering (Simulation and Training Systems).  His unique background in developing, applying, and managing modeling and simulation technologies, both as a Government employee (11 years) and a DoD contractor (13 years), has provided a solid framework for his work with the NCS.

 

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