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SCS Welcomes New Board Members - Mike McGinnis, President Elect

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Published June 17, 2013.

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SCS Welcomes New Board Members FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Yen-Trang Tran 760-277-3888 ytran@scs.org THE SOCIETY FOR MODELING AND SIMULATION, INTERNATIONAL (SCS) WELCOMES DR. MICHAEL MCGINNIS AS NEW PRESIDENT-ELECT AND NEW BOARD MEMBERS San Diego, CA – June 7, 2013 - The Society for Modeling and Simulation, International (SCS) announced its new board members and the president-elect Dr. Mike McGinnis. Mike McGinnis, executive director at the Peter Kiewit Institute, was named President-Elect and will serve a one-year term in office. Mike McGinnis joined The Peter Kiewit Institute as Executive Director on June 10, 2009. Prior to assuming this position Brigadier General (Ret.) McGinnis served as the Executive Director of the Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center at Old Dominion University for three years, following a seven year tenure as Professor and Head of the Department of Systems Engineering Department at West Point, New York. Also announced were new Directors-at-Large, including Bill Tucker, President of Simulationist US Inc., Hassan Rajaei, Computer Science Professor at CS/BGSU Bowling Green State University, and Bjorn Johansson, Associate Professor at Chalmers University of Technology. Dr. McGinnis is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy and has Masters of Science degrees in Applied Mathematics and Operations Research from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a Ph.D. from the University of Arizona in Systems and Industrial Engineering. He attended the Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth and the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island where he earned a Masters in National Security and Strategic Studies. Mike’s previous center director positions include Director of the Army TRADOC Analysis Center at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, and Director of the United States Military Academy Operations Research Center. He has served in key government positions and on committees dealing with engineering, modeling and simulation, and analysis to advise and bring about change. These include Chairman of the Advisory Council on Modeling and Simulation to the Governor of Virginia, Director of the Army Unit Manning Task Force, National Academy of Sciences Committee on Defense Modeling, Simulation and Analysis, Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology Systems Engineering Council, Army Simulation Architecture Working Group, Army Modeling and Simulation Standards Nomination and Approval Committee, and the Deputy Undersecretary of the Army for Operations Research and Systems Analysis Advisory Committee.

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