About the Chapter

The INCOSE Chicagoland Chapter was officially accepted into INCOSE at the International Workshop on February 7, 2010. We welcome all INCOSE members and would-be members that are interested in joining any and all of the INCOSE Chicagoland Chapter's activities. The name of the chapter is not intended to convey boundaries on membership.

Our goal is to provide value to our membership by providing presentations having current relevance to the systems engineering community, opportunities for network growth in the Chicago and surrounding areas, and opportunities for developing leadership skills through volunteering for local, national or international roles in INCOSE.

We meet monthly, normally the third Thursday of the month, at up to four locations in our geographic area. We also webcast each of our technical meetings for those who are unable to attend meetings in person. Please join us.

Mission Statement

The INCOSE Chicagoland Chapter strives to foster a world-class systems engineering environment for its current and future membership.

It is our belief that systems engineering principles and practices offer the best solution for Chicagoland and surrounding organizations competing in today's global marketplace, and that the proper application of systems engineering can directly contribute to the overall betterment of the social, economic and environmental condition of the area. When the aim is to improve cost, quality and schedule performance -- whether in industry, government or education -- it is our conviction that systems engineering provides the most viable structured approach for doing so.


  1. Improve the systems engineering work environment for our members by educating business leaders and corporate middle management regarding the business case and the key success factors for systems engineering projects.
  2. Improve the performance of systems engineering teams by encouraging INCOSE members to take advantage of INCOSE resources (e.g., the SE Handbook, SE Certification, etc.).
  3. Promote the benefits of systems engineering and INCOSE in general while establishing liaisons and synergistic partnerships with key institutions, organizations and individuals. 

2023 Board of Directors

Mike Gut 2019
John Bayless
John Bayless
Vice President,
Industry Outreach Representative
Steve Perich 2019
Steve Perich
Professional Society Representative
Bob Parro
GLRC Representative
Gary Oswald
Program Chair
Chris Freud1276
Chris Freund
Communications Chair
Richard Matt
Richard Matt
Membership Chair
Sachin Moghe
Academic Representative,

Past Presidents

Mike Gut 2019
Mike Gut
2020, 2021
Richard Matt
Richard Matt
2016, 2017
Paul White
Dale Smith
Dale Smith
2009, 2010

Professional Society Partners

The INCOSE Chicagoland Chapter is proud to partner with the following organizations:

    PMI Chicagoland
    IEEE Chicago Section
    IEEE Madison Section
    Association of Old Crows (AOC)
    PDMA Chicago
    ASQ Chicago Section
    ASME Chicago Section
    Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society (RAPS)

By partnering with other professional societies, the INCOSE Chicagoland Chapter intends to:
     1. Connect INCOSE members with relevant content presented by other societies
     2. Provide value to the combined professional society membership through synergies
     3. Increase knowledge of systems engineering among related disciplines

Chapter Services

INCOSE Chicagoland offers a free resume review service to all INCOSE members. Email your resume to [email protected] for a review by systems engineering managers.

Additionally, INCOSE offers a job search resource for members at http://incose.careerwebsite.com/ Members may post and apply for jobs at this location.
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