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Mary Margaret Evans

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Ms. Mary Margaret Evans has pursued a diverse career marked by both private and public sector experience.  Ms. Evans is currently working as the Executive Director for the new U.S. Air Force Academic Partnership and Engagement Experiment ( ) program, focusing on enhancing academic engagement nationwide in support of the Air Force Small Business Program and the 2030 Science and Technology Strategy. Before that she supported the US Navy’s Manpower, Personnel, Training & Education (MPT&E) transformation effort. Ms. Evans led the MPT&E effort to stand up a new Enterprise Support organization that will have responsibilities similar to that of a Chief Operating Officer in the private sector and is working to identify and implement process changes to support transformation objectives. Prior to this, Ms. Evans was with LMI as Vice President, Market Strategy from 2015 to 2017 and with the Department of Defense ( ) as the Principal Director of the Manufacturing and Industrial Base Policy Office in the Office of the Secretary of Defense from 2014 to 2015. In this role, Ms. Evans was responsible for all matters relating to the defense industrial base, including preservation of essential industries and technologies; defense industry mergers, acquisitions and consolidation; assessments of industrial capabilities by sector; and other industrial policy and budget matters.   

From 2006 to 2014, Ms. Evans held a variety of executive positions at Insitu, Inc., a small aerospace company that produces unmanned aerial systems (UAS).  During her tenure there, Insitu experienced phenomenal growth going from a small, start-up with $40M revenue to a mid-sized company with over $450M revenue and 800+ employees.  Ms. Evans positions changed over time to meet the company’s expanding needs and included roles such as Vice President for Corporate Operations, Government Relations and Strategy, and Acting CFO.  She also directed international UAS operations for Insitu as the VP for Sustainment Operations, successfully supporting 17 deployments and 160,000 combat flying hours per year in Iraq, Afghanistan, and on the high seas. 

Before going to Insitu, Ms. Evans held a variety of positions in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. Her public sector experience runs the gamut from introducing state-of-the-art business practices to the to accelerating the transition of technologies into U.S. military capabilities; directing the planning and execution of all conventional arms control treaties and agreements; and successfully advancing U.S. negotiating positions with the former Soviet Union as Technical Advisor to the Defense and Space Talks in Geneva.  One of the youngest career women to become a member of the Senior Executive Service in 1994, Mary Margaret held a variety of high-level positions to include: 

  • Assistant Deputy Under Secretary of Defense, Defense Technology Integration (2004 to 2006) 

  • Executive Director, Joint Defense Capabilities Study (2003 to 2004) 

  • Director, Change Management Center (2001-2003) 

  • Deputy Director, Defense Reform Initiative (1998 – 2001)  

  • Deputy Director, Arms Control Implementation and Compliance, (1989 – 1998) 

  • Member of the Intelligence Community Reinvention Team, National Performance Review (a four month assignment to the White House in 1993) 

  • Technical Advisor, Defense & Space Talks, Strategic Defense Initiative Organization (1987 - 1989)  

  • Executive Officer, Directed Energy Office, Strategic Defense Initiative Organization (1986 – 1989) 

Mary Margaret holds an M.A. from George Washington University, Washington, D.C. in Security Policy Studies and a B.A. from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, in History and German.

Mary Margaret Evans

Ms. Mary Margaret Evans has pursued a diverse career marked by both private and public sector experience.  Ms. Evans is currently working as the Executive Director for the new U.S. Air Force Academic Partnership and Engagement Experiment ( ) program, focusing on enhancing academic engagement nationwide in support of the Air Force Small Business Program and the 2030 Science and Technology Strategy. Before that she supported the US Navy’s Manpower, Personnel, Training & Education (MPT&E) transformation effort. Ms. Evans led the MPT&E effort to stand up a new Enterprise Support organization that will have responsibilities similar to that of a Chief Operating Officer in the private sector and is working to identify and implement process changes to support transformation objectives. Prior to this, Ms. Evans was with LMI as Vice President, Market Strategy from 2015 to 2017 and with the Department of Defense ( ) as the Principal Director of the Manufacturing and Industrial Base Policy Office in the Office of the Secretary of Defense from 2014 to 2015. In this role, Ms. Evans was responsible for all matters relating to the defense industrial base, including preservation of essential industries and technologies; defense industry mergers, acquisitions and consolidation; assessments of industrial capabilities by sector; and other industrial policy and budget matters.   

From 2006 to 2014, Ms. Evans held a variety of executive positions at Insitu, Inc., a small aerospace company that produces unmanned aerial systems (UAS).  During her tenure there, Insitu experienced phenomenal growth going from a small, start-up with $40M revenue to a mid-sized company with over $450M revenue and 800+ employees.  Ms. Evans positions changed over time to meet the company’s expanding needs and included roles such as Vice President for Corporate Operations, Government Relations and Strategy, and Acting CFO.  She also directed international UAS operations for Insitu as the VP for Sustainment Operations, successfully supporting 17 deployments and 160,000 combat flying hours per year in Iraq, Afghanistan, and on the high seas. 

Before going to Insitu, Ms. Evans held a variety of positions in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. Her public sector experience runs the gamut from introducing state-of-the-art business practices to the to accelerating the transition of technologies into U.S. military capabilities; directing the planning and execution of all conventional arms control treaties and agreements; and successfully advancing U.S. negotiating positions with the former Soviet Union as Technical Advisor to the Defense and Space Talks in Geneva.  One of the youngest career women to become a member of the Senior Executive Service in 1994, Mary Margaret held a variety of high-level positions to include: 

  • Assistant Deputy Under Secretary of Defense, Defense Technology Integration (2004 to 2006) 

  • Executive Director, Joint Defense Capabilities Study (2003 to 2004) 

  • Director, Change Management Center (2001-2003) 

  • Deputy Director, Defense Reform Initiative (1998 – 2001)  

  • Deputy Director, Arms Control Implementation and Compliance, (1989 – 1998) 

  • Member of the Intelligence Community Reinvention Team, National Performance Review (a four month assignment to the White House in 1993) 

  • Technical Advisor, Defense & Space Talks, Strategic Defense Initiative Organization (1987 - 1989)  

  • Executive Officer, Directed Energy Office, Strategic Defense Initiative Organization (1986 – 1989) 

Mary Margaret holds an M.A. from George Washington University, Washington, D.C. in Security Policy Studies and a B.A. from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, in History and German.