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The North Texas Chapter of INCOSE

The North Texas Chapter of INCOSE (International Council of System Engineering) is centered in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and serves the north Texas counties. Participation is open to those interested in or practicing systems engineering. You can contact the board by sending an email to ntxinfo at incose dot net .

2023 North Texas Chapter Officers

President: Anthony Williams


Bio: Anthony Williams has over 30 years in Aviation. He started his career in Aviation in the United States Navy. Resultantly, he has over 1000 hours as a Naval Aircrewman in the Lockheed designed P-3 aircraft. Mr. Williams started his civilian career with Lockheed Martin in Palmdale, CA supporting the ADP Big Safari Program. During his tenure with Lockheed, he has supported the F-16, F-35, ADP Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) and the Air Mobility and Maritime Missions (C-130J, C-5 and P-3) programs.

Mr. Williams supports the Lockheed Martin Aviation Safety and Airworthiness Team as the Advanced Development Programs Airworthiness Lead. He is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, International Council of Systems Engineering, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and the International Federation of Airworthiness. Mr. Williams is a Lockheed Martin Associate Fellow for Airworthiness. His goals are to:

· Promote the growth of the chapter through 21st Century communication techniques

· Promote the need for continuing professional training and academic pursuits in SE to chapter members

· Promote the benefits of membership to support growth of the chapter

President Elect and Vice President of Chapter Development – Dawn Handley, CSEP

Vice President of Technical Development – Seth Sherman

Bio: Seth Sherman is a Certified Systems Engineering Professional (CSEP) with 17 years of experience in the Aerospace industry.  He is a Lead Systems Engineer for L3Harris Agile Development Group (ADG) where he supports both conceptual and product mission system programs.  In this role, he supports model-based system engineering initiatives, system architecting, and classical SE tasks.  Seth has held a variety of roles during his career such as project manager, lead engineer, systems engineer, and mechanical engineer.  He has fostered multiple products through the systems engineering lifecycle (requirements through FCA/PCA) for various platforms.  Additionally, he has helped improve system engineering practices by establishing procedures and guidelines to achieve AS9100 certification.  Seth earned a Bachelor’s in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and a Master’s degree in Systems Engineering from the University of Arizona.  In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family and cooking.

mmTreasurer – Michelle Maddox, CSEP

Bio: Michelle Maddox is a Systems Engineer at Lockheed Martin Aeronautics who has worked multiple aircraft programs over the past 17 years. She has worked in the Aerospace industry for 30 years, and is a Certified Systems Engineering Professional (CSEP). Ms. Maddox has extensive embedded system and software engineering experience that spans the software lifecycle including requirement development, software design, object-oriented analysis and design, software development, and testing, and deployment. She previously managed multi-million-dollar projects as a Control Account Manager, and she is the current INCOSE North Texas Chapter treasurer, serving since 2020. Ms. Maddox holds a B.S Electrical Engineering degree from the University of Missouri, and a M.S. Software Engineering degree from Southern Methodist University. She is passionate about mentoring and developing the next generation of engineering leaders!


Director of Information – Danyel Fiet, OCSMP

Danyel Fiet is a Senior Engineering Manager at Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) with a background in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas at Dallas and a Masters from Steven’s Institute of Technology in Systems Engineering. Mrs. Fiet has over 17 years of experience in Systems Engineering on DoD programs, ranging from Space to Ground, and everything in between. At SNC, she supports corporate Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) initiatives and supports multiple programs with their MBSE infrastructure and setup. Passionate about digital transformations, Danyel collaborates with strategic partners to enhance the SNC digital environment.


Past President - Jerome Forbes, PE, CSEP, OCSMP

Jerome Forbes currently works as a System Assurance Business Unit Functional Lead and Technical Fellow at Raytheon Technologies. He has over 22 years of professional experience spanning requirements, CONOPS and architecture development, testing, troubleshooting, and repairing EOIR and Radar systems, FPGA firmware development, MBSE, production support, OCONUS system deployments, system integrity, Information Technology, research, teaching STEAM, and System Assurance.  Jerome has held various other positions at various locations during his career such as Architecture Lead, IPT Lead, Technical Lead, Subsystem Architect, Software Requirements SE Lead, Systems Test Engineer, In-Country Engineering Lead, FPGA Firmware Designer, Production Support Engineer, SE Process Engineer, Project Coordinator, Graduate Research Assistant, Adult Education Teacher, and IT Professional. 

Jerome currently serves as Past-President of the INCOSE North Texas chapter. He has previously served as the INCOSE North Texas chapter President (2022), President Elect (2021), Vice President of Chapter Development for two terms (2020 and 2021), and Treasurer for two terms (2018 and 2019). Jerome has been the INCOSE site ambassador for the Raytheon Technologies at the McKinney, TX site since 2017, hosting site monthly INCOSE chapter meetings. 

Jerome is a Texas State Licensed Professional Engineer (P.E.), an INCOSE Certified Systems Engineering Professional (CSEP), an OMG-Certified Systems Modeling Professional (OCSMP) - Model User, a Registered Product Owner, a Registered Scrum Master, Raytheon Program Management Level 6 certified, and The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF) 9 certified. 
He earned a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics with a minor in Computer Science from Miles College, a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Tuskegee University and a master’s degree in Systems Engineering from Southern Methodist University. He is currently working toward a PhD in Electrical Engineering at Southern Methodist University. 


Director at Large - Sarena Gazic

Bio: Sarena Gazic is a Systems/Software Engineer and owner of SGGE, a consulting company she started in 2011. Her company sets up modeling environments, trains users in UML/SysML/UPDM, develops automation tools, and develops systems engineering products. Prior to that she worked for 3 major companies in the defense industry on most phases of the program lifecycle. She also is currently a direct for StraCon Services Group.  She has over 20 years of model based engineering experience, including large programs with distributed users. She has a B.S. in Applied Mathematics with a Physics concentration.

don_boyerDirector at Large – Don Boyer

Bio: Don retired from Raytheon and had his own consulting company for small businesses. In INCOSE he has served as NTX VP and President, Awards Committee Chair, Keys to Effective Chapters Chair, and Asc Dir of Engagement.




Our Chapter Ambassadors hold a key role in the communication and outreach for the Chapter and INCOSE as a whole. They are a key asset in the communication plan between NTX and the community thru cross-networking. A special thanks to all our Ambassadors and everyone who has volunteered to host meetings at remote sites.

    • TBD (volunteer needed), L3Harris - Greenville 

    • TBD (volunteer needed), L3Harris - Arlington 

    • Jennifer Key, Lockheed Martin MFC - Grand Prairie 

    • Wesley Simon, Lockheed Martin MFC – Grand Prairie 

    • Justin C' de Baca, Lockheed Martin - Fort Worth 

    • Jerome Forbes, Raytheon Technologies - McKinney 

    • TBD (volunteer needed), Abbott Neuromodulation – Plano