Women In Defense / Greater Ohio Valley

Women in Defense

  • Greater Ohio Valley Chapter


  • Expand your circle!

Our Sponsors

Gold Level




Tetra Tech

Silver Level

The Greentree Group

Infinite Management Solutions

JTEC Consulting LLC

JYG Innovations


The Perduco Group - A LinQuest Company


The Wright Brothers Institute

Bronze Level

CDO Technologies

Entegrity Consulting Group

Huntington Ingalls Industries

Illumination Works





Treble One

Vana Solutions


Fran Duntz

Lissa Zimmerman

Lynn Moad

Pam Sutton


About the Chapter

The Greater Ohio Valley Chapter of Women In Defense (WID) was created in August 2013. Officers and directors were installed at the Chapter's inaugural meeting on August 15, 2013.

The Greater Ohio Valley region has a prominent defense footprint and strong ties to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, creating both the need and opportunity for professional development in the national security arena. Local government and industry women worked together to establish the Greater Ohio Valley Chapter of WID to support women in all aspects of national security. The Chapter is focused on networking, mentoring, education and career growth.

WID membership is open to women and men whose primary professional activities relate to national security. WID currently has more than 4,000 members and 21 chapters nationwide, with the Greater Ohio Valley Chapter being the 21st. It is an affiliate of the National Defense Industrial Association.

Our Focus


We produce meaningful professional development and networking events that provide members with opportunities to learn, grow, and feel energized about their career.


We are a non-profit organization run entirely by a network of dedicated volunteers. Working together, we promote connections and build relationships.


We support women who are working toward careers in defense and national security by offering two scholarship programs.

Career Growth




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"To build upon the strong foundation of the Chapter and to grow membership and deepen the value of the Greater Ohio Valley WID Chapter for our members and community. I would also like to facilitate opportunities for mentorship between members and the defense sector to help build more female leaders in our community and workforce."

Rachel Maki / Chapter President


Take a look at our upcoming events and we hope to meet you there.

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Event Details

    Collider: Lifting and Shifting Software Applications to the Cloud

    27 Jan 2022

    Event : Collider: Lifting and Shifting Software Applications to the Cloud
    Date : 27 Jan 2022
    Time : 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
    Location : In-Person at Wright Brothers Institute - 444 E 2nd St, Dayton, OH 45402 OR Virtual
    Speakers : Jake Hewitt, Ramji Sundar and Rick Campbell
    Host: Jim Masonbrink
    Register : CLICK HERE!
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    Come Join us. All are welcome!

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    A little more about who we are

    Our Officers

    We are proud to serve in the Greater Ohio Valley.

    Rachael Maki – President

    Lisa Coker – Vice President

    Shanna Staten - Programs Director

    Hilary Brown – Treasurer

    Joni Ahlers – Membership Director

    Suzanne Sumner – Legal Advisor

    Mandy Thompson – Mentorship Committee

    Pam Sutton – Secretary

    Robin De La Vega - Scholarship Director

    Elena Oberg – Sponsorship Director

    Jackie Gamblin – Senior Advisor

    Ann Hurley – Senior Advisor

    Lynn Moad – Senior Advisor

    Fran Duntz – Senior Advisor

    Cathy Claude - Communications Director

    • I have met invaluable professional contacts

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    • Inspiring Speakers and enjoyable events

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