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Tomorrow’s visionaries, shaping technology’s bright future.

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The BEYA Technology Recognition Ceremony, part of the BEYA Outstanding Achievement Award, will honor outstanding men and women who are shaping the future of engineering, science, and technology. Jessica Key, a graduate of General Dynamics Electric Boat’s business leader group 10, has been named one of BEYA’s Modern-Day Technology Leaders. The ceremony aims to support a culture of STEM through education, personal development, recruitment, and recognition of groundbreaking contributions by people of color and diverse cultures.

General Dynamics Electric Boat (EB) has announced that Jessica Key is one of BEYA’s 2024 Modern-Day Technology Leaders. In a brief video, Jessica shared what winning this award means to her and why this recognition is significant to her and Electric Boat. Jessica is a business leader group 10 graduate and is a proponent and supporter of many EB employee resource groups.

Jessica began her career at EB as a buyer specialist in 2014 and has been promoted to positions of greater responsibility due to her work ethic and leadership abilities. Currently, as the supplier and workforce development manager, Jessica is highly respected among EB leadership as a keen strategic thinker capable of tackling large-scale business challenges in a measured and cautious manner.

Her strategic leadership has led to positive enterprise outcomes, including developing and implementing multiple programs and processes that directly impact the strategic position of EB across numerous technical and non-technical functions. Jessica has led the development, testing, and implementation of large-scale critical supply base assessment, a suite of risk analysis and mitigation tools, along with adult and youth workforce development programs, among other important projects. She has directly impacted the methodology by which EB drives many daily business decisions, acquisition strategies, and technical outcomes.

In 2023, Lockheed Martin’s Stephanie Hill opened the awards program at the BEYA Technology Recognition Event for Modern-Day Technology Leaders and Science Spectrum Trailblazers at the BEYA STEM Conference. The conference aims to support a culture of STEM through professional education, personal development, recruitment, mentoring, and recognition of groundbreaking contributions by people of color and cultures in industry, government, academia, and the military.

Eric Mitchell, AT&T’s assistant vice president for diversity and inclusion, said the accomplishments of Modern-Day Technology Leaders and Science Spectrum Trailblazers make a positive impact. Dan Voce, senior vice president and operations manager for enterprise cyber solutions from Leidos, stated that they were proud to recognize a record 37 honorees from Leidos at the event. He highlighted their commitment to innovation, customer missions, community, and mentoring the youth. Brian Thomas from World Wide Technology spoke at the event, emphasizing their commitment to creating a diverse workforce and being a corporate sponsor of BEYA for over a decade.