Melbourne, Fl – July 29, 2019 –Every year during the Florida Women In Defense (WID) Chapters’ Board Retreat, the Central Florida Chapter of WID presents the Debbie L. Berry Legacy Award to a woman who provides exceptional leadership, mentoring and support to her local community and the defense industry. This year, Central Florida recognized Susie Glasgow, Kegman, Inc. for her impact on women, students and businesses in the Space Coast region. “I am humbled and honored to accept this award as it highlights WID Space Coast Chapter’s impact on women working in defense, as well as young women who plan to work in defense,” said Glasgow.
The award recognizes Glasgow for her tireless advocacy for women in government and the defense industry, as well as her support for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education. She was a founding member of Women In Defense Space Coast Chapter in 2013 and has served in several capacities including President and, currently, Special Projects Coordinator.
Glasgow is the President/Chief Executive Officer of Kegman Inc. an economically disadvantaged Woman- and Veteran-owned small business that provides scientific, engineering and technical services to the U.S. Government.
Presenting the award were Debbie L. Berry, Lockheed Martin Training and Logistics Solutions, and Rachel McCaffrey, WID’s Executive Director. According to Berry, “Susie demonstrates a meaningful commitment to improving the Space Coast community and is a strong force for business growth on Florida’s Space Coast.” McCaffrey added, “Susie exemplifies the energy and passion of Women In Defense volunteer leaders. Her dedication and hard work help ensure the U.S. defense industry delivers decisive advantage to our warfighters.”
“I am proud to recognize Susie’s exceptional service to the Nation in defense and national security. She has led several regional and state events and National programs. Susie and her company are very generous with their time and money, supporting programming and scholarships for local women pursuing STEM- related degrees,” said Pamela Gillespie, President of the WID Space Coast Chapter.
The Debbie L. Berry Legacy Award was established in 2014 by the Central Florida Chapter of Women In Defense, an affiliate of the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA). It celebrates the accomplishments of the founding President and emeritus member of the chapter, Debbie L. Berry, and her exceptional leadership, mentoring and involvement in the defense industry and her local community. Berry and the presiding WID CFL President present the award each year in July, during the Florida WID Chapters’ Board Retreat, to an outstanding volunteer leader who exemplifies the award’s attributes.