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TGCC 2016

President - Tony Williams (ESEP)

Tony Williams is the Chief Engineer, Systems Engineering and Integration, at Jacobs Engineering developing flight systems for the International Space Station (ISS).  He’s also serves as the Project Manager for the ISS Simplified Aid for EVA Rescue (SAFER), a complex safety-critical jetpack that provides final self-rescue opportunity for a stranded astronaut who has drifted from the ISS. Prior assignments include serving as a Lecturer at the University of Houston where he taught a Master’s level Systems Engineering series, and as a Senior Associate at Booz Allen Hamilton where his roles ranged froim launch mission assurance studies to development of exploitation tools for multi- and hyper-spectral imagery to modeling of satellite constellation replacement needs.  He has served as Colonel in the Air Force Reserve (1988-2008) including active duty tour as Chief, Space Command and Control Division and Commander, Space Operations Squadron at Air Force Space Command in 2005.  Tony is a Certified INCOSE Expert Systems Engineering Professional and a PMI Certified Project Management Professional.  Within INCOSE, Tony previously served on the Texas Gulf Coast Chapter Board from 2010-2012.  

Vice President  - Robbie McAfoos
Director and Program Manager, Mission and Program Integration Contract (MAPI)

2016 Election Platform
I would like to continue the expansion of the reach of the TGCC to the industries outside of aerospace.  Over the past few years we have seen increased interaction between the oil and gas, medical and aerospace industries.  Systems engineering is common to all of them and INCOSE can play a role in the cooperation taking place

Robert McAfoos is the Barrios Director and Program Manager for the International Space Station (ISS) Program, Mission and Program Integration (MAPI) Contract.  He is responsible for managing the overall direction of the contract, including organization, staffing, budget, and both technical and financial contract performance.  McAfoos is responsible for managing subcontractors performing MAPI work, establishing project goals related to the contract, and interfacing with the customer regarding contract status.

McAfoos has served as a Program Manager for Barrios' largest contracts since 2001.  He has managed programs and contracts in the Mission Operations Directorate (Space Program Operations Contract), ISS Program Office (Mission Integration Contract), and the Crew Exploration Vehicle (Orion Project Integration Contract) with employees working technical disciplines of engineering, operations, flight control, training, configuration management, data management, and program planning and control.  
His most recent position prior to assuming the MAPI Program Manager role was the leader of a Barrios initiative which successfully established a business base in the Houston area oil and gas market.
McAfoos began his career at Honeywell where he designed, developed, and tested algorithms for the Entry Flight Control System of the Space Shuttle.  While at Honeywell he led teams developing avionics systems at the Systems and Research Center, marketing and contracts in a motor factory, and establishing the Houston Engineering Center. 
McAfoos has a Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering, from University of Tennessee and a Master of Science, Electrical Engineering, from the University of Minnesota.  He holds Project Management Professional and Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certifications.

Treasurer  - Jeff Hahn

Jeff received Bachelor of Science degrees in Aerospace Engineering and Mechanical Engineering from the University of Missouri - Rolla. During his time with Jacobs Engineering at the Johnson Space Center (JSC), he has served in various project engineering, systems engineering, and project management roles on small and large development and flight projects ranging from a $20k to $20M/year. Those project have included the International Space Station Crew Health Care System, Max Launch Abort System, Capsule Parachute Assembly System, and Emergency Mask System. Jeff also served as the project manager for commercialization and outreach efforts and worked to create partnerships between the Engineering Directorate, commercial companies, and Jacobs. Prior to coming to JSC, he served as a test engineer in the Unitary Tunnel and Mach 4 Blow-down Facilities in the Hypersonic Air-breathing Propulsion Branch at Langley Research Center.

Jeff currently serves as the section manager for the Crew and EVA Projects in the project development group

Secretary - Bob Gates (ESEP)

2016 Election Platform

I’m looking forward to the opportunity to contribute to the Texas Gulf Coast Area chapter and specifically help enable next level INCOSE certifications through application and letter of reference advice.  In addition I’d like to leverage my vast experience with NASA in human tended space systems engineering and integration.


I have been with Booz Allen Hamilton (BAH) for23 years working in the Manned Space Flight industry specifically on the International Space Station.  My background is Systems Engineering and I’m an INCOSE Expert Systems Engineer Professional (ESEP).  I have degrees in Laser and Electro Optics, Electronic Systems, Electronic Communications and Behavior Psychology.  Previous to BAH I worked with Nuclear Event testing, Satellite Control and Space Shuttle Payload integration.   I'm currently the BAH Program Manager on the International Space Station (ISS) Mission and Program Integration (MAPI) contract. For the past 6 years I have been helping to develop Systems Engineering capability and staff within BAH.

Membership - Rafael Munoz


Rafael Munoz received a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Puerto Rico - Mayaguez and M.S. degrees in Computer Systems Design and Systems Engineering from the University of Houston – Clear Lake.

Rafael has over twenty five years experience in the development of embedded real-time systems, from requirements analysis to system architecture, system design, detailed hardware and software design, integration, validation and verification.  Twenty years working avionics in the aerospace industry.  Five years experience in the telecommunications industry.

Rafael is currently the Verification Lead in support of the Avionics, Power, and Software Office of the Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle (MPCV) Program.

Rafael is active in professional and other non-profit organizations in the area.  He has been the INCOSE TGCC Secretary for two years. He also supports the AIAA Houston Chapter as the Scholarship Chair and is a member of the United Way Bay Area Advisory Committee.

Communications Director - Kevin Orr (CSEP)

2016 Election Platform
While in the communications position I would like to put plans and tools in place to help our TGCC chapter achieve and exceed the goals of reaching out and educating others about TGCC thru TGCC/INCOSE website, event notifications (at least 7 days prior to event), newsletters (at least 2 per year), marketing pamphlet, and other professional societies. In conjunction with membership position I: 1) would highlight the benefits of membership and distribute membership information thru TGCC newsletter and other media, and 2) ensure the board addresses any questions about membership from all communication channels. I would visit with other profession societies to observe, learn and understand their communications successes.  I would also assist in maintaining organized and accurate communications postings and distributions.


Kevin Orr has an 18 + year career in the Systems Engineering domain specializing in requirements, verification, and performance parameters. The last 2 years have been providing System Engineering (SE) leadership with GE Oil & Gas for Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) Subsea projects and SE functional improvements. Project time with GE has included managing interfaces, performing Extended Factory Acceptance Testing (EFAT) for Subsea Manifolds, and SE manager for field extensions. Functional time has included writing Subsea System Engineering Management Plan (SEMP) template, assisting with Subsea requirement management initiative and product lifecycle management. Previous 16 years were with Boeing providing System Engineering leadership for various space and military projects focused on system level functional architecture/analysis , Project Technical Performance Measures (TPMs) requirements (system, subsystem, and interface) , traceability, and verification products. Currently hold active certificates as Certified Systems Engineering Professional (CSEP) and Project Management Professional (PMP). Always interesting in sharing the SE industry with others and actively participate in local professional chapters including membership in Texas Gulf Coast Chapter (TGCC) and Clear Lake Galveston Chapter of Project Management Institute (PMI-CLG).
Programs Director - Tim Brady


Mr. Brady has over 30 years of experience at NASA.  He has worked in the NASA Engineering and Safety Center’s (NESC) Systems Engineering Office at JSC since December 2007.  In this assignent, he provides NESC support to the International Space Station and Orion Multi-Pupose Crewed Vehicle Programs.  He also participates in NASA initiatives to advance systems engineering capability within the agency.  

Prior to this assignment, Mr. Brady worked in the NASA Headquarters Office of the Chief Engineer.  During this year-long assignment, his primary focus was supporting improvement of Systems Engineering development at NASA.  Mr. Brady has also worked in the Space Shuttle Orbiter Project Office as the Project Manager responsible for developing real-time tile damage assessment and on-orbit tile repair capability.   Mr. Brady has extensive experience related to the development of extravehicular activity (EVA) equipment. 

Mr. Brady earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Notre Dame and a Master of Science degrees from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and  the University of Kentucky.
Robert Crain
Web Master - Robert Crain (CSEP)


Mr. Crain is a Certified Systems Engineering Professional (CSEP), a United States Navy Submariner veteran qualified in SSN and SSBN submarines and has over 30 years of Systems Engineering experience with 26 of those years working four major NASA programs (SpaceLab, The International Space Station (ISS), Constellation, and currently Exploration). During his tenure he has performed various functions including Systems Engineering, Project Management, Command and Data Handling (C&DH) Engineering, Integration Engineering, Requirements Management, Enterprise Architect, and Model Based Systems Engineering development. He was nominated for the Rotary National Award for Space Achievement (RNASA) Stellar Award for MBSE methodology development.  Mr. Crain was awarded a NASA Silver Snoopy Award for his efforts related to the development of the ISS Flight Emulator, which was used to test ISS Elements on the Ground prior to Flight. Additionally, he has instructed courses in AC/DC and Digital Electronic Theory.  He is currently a Staff Engineer for MEI Technologies, Inc.