Meet the Board

Board of Directors

Nick Cucci

President
Managing Director, Playmaker
Advisor, Hatch Defense

Ryan Whelan

Vice President
EVP, Enterprise Technology, 
Our Next Energy (ONE)
Midwest Engagement Lead,  Defense Innovation Unit (DIU)

David Kloos

Secretary
Engineering Program Manager, 
Kaney Aerospace

Ally Veres

Treasurer
VP of Business Development, 
AEG Group Inc.

Directors

Patrick Emmons

Founder & CEO,
DragonSpears

Paul Darley

Chairman, President & CEO, 
W.S. Darley & Co.

Bryan Davis

VP of Government Affairs, SupplyCore

Bill Hughes

Partner, 
Husch Blackwell LLP

Megan McKinney smiles at the camera

Megan McKinney

Vice President of Business Development, CyberNINES

Todd Streicher

President, CyberNINES

Aina Vilumsons

CEO, WPI, an APEX Accelerator

Daryl Zahn

Sr. Manager, Contracts, 
DRS Naval Power Systems Inc.

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