Speaker

Mary Carol Chruscicki

Mary Carol "MC" Chruscicki

Executive Director
CNY Defense Alliance

MS, Computer Science, Syracuse University

Ms. Chruscicki has more than 40 years of experience in managing and leading the development of distributed information and communications capabilities for C4ISR and Cyber systems.

Ms. Chruscicki is co-owner of AX Enterprize, a New York State Certified Women-Owned small business headquartered in Yorkville, NY. AX personnel are experienced leaders in advanced communications, signal processing, networking and information technology, and cyber security research and development for mobile platforms including Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS). AX currently has 30 employees and continues to grow to meet the needs of their diverse government and commercial customers.

With a strong focus on research and development of UAS technologies that will enable the safe integration of UAS in the National Airspace, AX Enterprize also has offices in Rome NY adjacent to the NY UAS Test Site in the Innovare Advancement Center at the Griffiss Business and Technology Park. The Technology Park is home to the regions federal assets, including the Air Force Research Laboratory Information Directorate (Rome Lab), Eastern Area Defense Sector (EADS), Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS), and the FAA Designated New York UAS Test Site.

Ms. Chruscicki is also the CNY Defense Alliance Executive Director. The Alliance is the ONLY not-for-profit 501(c)6 corporation in the region that is positioned to engage in lobbying to promote, strengthen, and expand these federal assets that are central to the regions high tech eco-system and initiatives enabled by public-private partnerships.