CBRNE Industry Group
The Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosivel (CBRNE) Industry Group is a non-profit association composed of 130 companies, not-for-profit organizations, and consultants who support national and international CBRNE defense activities. In addition to military defense against CBRNE weapons of mass destruction (WMD), the CBRNE Industry Group interests encompass domestic preparedness against WMDs, the Chemical Weapons Convention and other treaties. Member organizations also are actively involved in CBRNE programs that include destruction of WMDs around the world.
Officers & Directors
Scott Robinson, Chair
Battelle Scott Robinson, COL (USA Ret), is currently Senior Market Manager, CBRNE Defense Business Line at Battelle Memorial Institute - the world’s largest independent research and development organization, operating at the forefront of scientific discovery. Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio since its founding in 1929, Battelle serves the national security, health and life sciences, and energy and environmental industries. Scott finished his 25-year Army career as the Senior Military Advisor, Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Homeland Defense where he was responsible for managing CBRNE policy development. Prior to that, he served in a variety of command and staff positions throughout the world. Scott holds a MBA degree from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, a Master of Science in National Resource Strategy from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces (ICAF), National Defense University and his undergraduate degree from Catawba College. He is a Life Member of the Chemical Corps Regimental Association (CCRA), and recipient of the Ancient Order of the Dragon. He currently resides in Alexandria, Virginia.
Jeff Lesho, Secretary
Phone: (240) 300-3765
Defense Architecture Systems Dr. Lesho is a Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at Defense Architecture Systems specializing in Systems Architecture and Engineering, Chem-Bio sensor integration and satellite instrumentation production. Previously a Principal Professional Staff Engineer in the National Security Analysis Department at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory with 32 years of technical experience, 10 years in line management and 6 years of program management experience, including writing proposals, technical guidance and producing contract deliverables. At APL, Dr Lesho was the Group Supervisor of the Systems and Software Engineering Group which focuses on national security issues including communications, networking, health care and intelligence technology. Manager of 35 engineers working on enterprise architectures, software integration, special mission networks, assured communications and systems optimization. Previously, he was the chief engineer leading the Development Cell for the Global Combatting WMD Awareness System. Dr. Lesho has expertise in electrical and biomedical engineering, intelligence analysis, counter WMD and counter IED engineering, data analysis, software design, materials science and engineering, organizational development and leadership. In the biomedical area, his work involved ingestible and implantable biomedical telemetry devices, prosthetics, human robot interaction and catheter launched diagnostic devices, with 14 US Patents. In the intelligence area, he invented a method that maps insurgent activities which is included in the CENTCOM campaign plan. He led the effort to deploy defense in depth Chem-Bio sensors to border crossings and has a practical understanding of chemical and biological based sensors. He has grown a 20 person organization to a 55 person organization and then reorganized it into two groups and then into a new department. He has experience as the lead engineer in the design and deployment of space qualified hardware with over 10 years of on-orbit operations and has taken instruments from the conceptual stage through flight qualification testing, launch, on-orbit operations, data analysis and publication of results in peer review journals. He teaches 3 graduate level classes for the Johns Hopkins University, in Human Robotics Interactions, Sensor Systems Engineering and Sensors and Systems for Homeland Security.
Kimberly Chamblin, Ph.D., Director
ADS, Inc. Kimberly Chamblin, Ph.D. is the CBRNe Business Development Manager for ADS, Inc. In this capacity, Kim calls upon the JPEO, DHS and other key government stakeholders. Kim is passionate about CBRNe threat mitigation and emergency response. Prior to joining ADS, Kim served as a Legislative Affairs Consultant to the J1/8 and in the J5 at U.S. Africa Command in Stuttgart, Germany. Kim proudly served as a GS14 at the Domestic Nuclear Detection Office from 2006-2008. She started her federal career at Department of Energy/NNSA after graduating with an M.A.I.A. from American University in 2001. She holds a Ph.D in Organizational Leadership from the University of Oklahoma (2016), and her dissertation, “A CASE STUDY OF A RADIATION DETECTION EQUIPMENT PROGRAM: DO THE ADVOCACY COALITION FRAMEWORK AND THE ISSUE ATTENTION CYCLE INFORM CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET DECISIONS?” addresses the challenges that face decision makers who allocate resources and drive decisions related to complex technical equipment. Kim is happiest in her roles of USMC wife and mother to three boys.
Neil Cohen, Director
Phone: (703) 229-3438
Dynamis, Inc. Neil Cohen has served on the NBC board since 2009 and has led new membership recruitment as well as current member outreach efforts via conferences and the NBC Group Member LinkedIn page. Neil has been actively involved within the CBRN industry since 2002. Neil currently supports Corporate Growth and Strategic Capture at Dynamis Inc., a Fairfax, VA based Federal Contracting and IT firm. Prior, he worked for Defense Group Inc. where he served as Director of Business Development for the COBRA CBRN software division, which was acquired by Dynamis in 2016. Neil has over 30 years’ experience in sales and business development and earned his B.A. from The College of New Jersey in 1989 and his M.B.A from Marymount University in 2000. Neil also has written four published fiction and non-fiction books. He is married with two daughters.
Brigadier General (Retired) William E. King IV
Phone: (571) 286-7891
Booz | Allen | Hamilton BG(R) William King has served in a wide variety of command, leadership, and staff positions across numerous levels of the U.S. Army, Joint Task Forces, Regional Commands, and most recently as the Commanding General 20 th CBRNE Command before retiring on 19 July 2017 with 30+ years of active duty US Army service. He joined Booz Allen Hamilton in 2017 as an Executive Advisor for the Joint Combatant Commands (JCC) Account and on 12 Oct 2018 was designated as an Industry CWMD Senior Fellow. He is developing the market for Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction, assessing synchronization and integration, advising senior government clients, and serves as the Booz Allen market lead on challenges/opportunities, and providing strategic thinking for Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear,and Explosives (CBRNE) policies, modernization, capability and capacity development. BG(R) King’s expertise, honed through a series of multi-echelon capability and leadership positions, has prepared him to tackle the nation’s most complex CWMD challenges. He is a known luminary and clear leader in the field. He is widely recognized for his breadth of knowledge, experience, and depth of understanding of CWMD challenges. He is skilled at addressing complex problems, is intellectually agile, and is a recognized leader who inspires others and builds teams with ease.
Danielle Dickinson, Treasurer
Phone: (512) 583-2441
Signature Science, LLC Dr. Dickinson is a capture manager and project architect with fourteen years of experience in technical and business strategy development, proposal management, and execution of programs in support of numerous government organizations addressing the detection, mitigation, and response to WMD events. This experience includes the capture and management of programs for the testing and evaluation of new instrumentation and protocols for the military, homeland security, and intelligence and forensics communities. She has worked in a variety of fields including pharmaceutical analysis for Novartis, bacterial analysis for the NASA astrobiology program, forensic analysis for the FBI Laboratory, and the development and life cycle support of detection systems for Northrop Grumman’s Department of Defense and Department of Homeland Security customers. She currently works for Signature Science to focus on business development within the Department of Defense. Dr. Dickinson has been responsible for the pursuit, capture, and execution of 15 programs in 12 years totaling over $120M in new business in the area of chemical and biological defense and countering weapons of mass destruction. Dr. Dickinson’s specific expertise is in the field of mass spectrometry and WMD detection systems focusing on the advancement of platforms for biological, chemical and explosives detection and for clinical/diagnostics and biosurveillance applications. Her experience is focused on threat assessment and WMD target assessment and defeat. Dr. Dickinson has been affiliated with the NBC Industry Group for over 6 years and was elected to the board in 2016. She currently serves as the Treasurer.
Michael Corle, Director
Phone: (571) 355-4610
First Line Technology. Michael Corle, SGT (WVARNG) DeconTect product line manager at First Line Technology, LLC – FLT designs and manufacturers disaster preparedness and response equipment. FLT works with first responders and the military to develop innovative products that make their jobs easier and their lives – and the lives of the people they serve – safer. In addition to working with First Line Technology, Michael is also a Fire Direction Center Chief with B Battery 1/201st FA located in Morgantown, WV. The 1st Battalion 201st Field Artillery is the longest continuously serving unit in the history of United States, dating back to 17 February 1735. Prior to that, the Decon NCOIC with the West Virginia CBRN Enhanced Response Force – Package (CERF-P) team. Michael brings over 10 years of operational experience to the community training and educating stakeholders on decontamination Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures (TTPs). Michael has been awarded numerous Army Achievement Medals, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Overseas Service Medal, and numerous state medals. Michael currently resides in Bealeton, Virginia with his family.
Carolanne O'Neil, Director
Phone: (703) 989-8789
Veteran Corps – An INTERFUZE Company Carolanne O’Neil is the Marketing + Brand Manager for Veteran Corps – An INTERFUZE Company. Carolanne has been an active member of the NBC Industry Group for the past four years. As a creative director specializing in corporate branding and marketing, she proudly promotes the NBC Industry Group with her talents designing & managing the NBC Industry Group Website and supporting the executive director with event engagement and promotion. As an award-winning designer, Carolanne spent much of her career focusing on branding, identity systems, invitations, retail and corporate marketing, and publication design. After 20+ years of experience in the industry, she established CAO, an independent graphic design studio based in the Washington, D.C. metro area. In 2013, one of her clients, Veteran Corps, asked her to come aboard full time and she jumped at the chance to be a part of their efforts. Carolanne is a member of CLONE: CBRNE Ladies Only Network. She also supports the Chemical Corps Regimental Association through golf event management, helping to raise new milestones in the donation amounts to the Corps and engage with the soldiers in the community. Carolanne received a Bachelor of Arts from the College of Art + Architecture Graphic Design program at Penn State University in University Park, PA.
Year Chair Organization When Chair
1996-1997 Bill Richardson Bill Richardson Consulting
1997-1998 Marilyn Ripin JAYCOR
1998-1999 Manuel Sanches System Planning Corp
1999-2000 John Carrico SRI International
2000-2001 Sam Ankerbrandt Braddock Smith Group
2001-2002 Amoretta M. Hoeber AMH Consulting
2002-2003 James F. Horton Horton Consulting
2003-2004 Arlene Selber GEO-CENTERS, INC.
2004-2005 John Wade Battelle Memorial Institute
2005-2006 Allan Cameron CSC
2006-2007 Bruce Dobbs Washington Group International
2007-2008 Virginia Morlock Northrop Grumman
2008-2009 James T. Ferguson, Sr. Technology Marketing
2009-2010 Lynn Henselman Capitol Consulting Group, LLC
2010-2011 Chris Parker Northrop Grumman
2011-2012 Eric Reid SAIC
2012-2013 Mandy Lopez Tex-Shield, Inc.
2013-2014 Bill Baugh Bill Baugh Associates
2014-2015 Rebecca Robertson INFICON, Inc.
2015-2016 Virginia Morlock Northrop Grumman
2016-2017 Justin Haynes Gore® Creative Technologies Worldwide
2017-2018 Pat Sharon LMI
2018-2019 Charles Janney Veteran Corps – An INTERFUZE Company
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