Russell Czack

Deputy Director

Russell recently retired from the U.S. Navy as a Commander in the Supply Corps and brings over 25 years of experience in supplychain management and business analysis to the MIBE team.

A native of Cleveland, OH, Russell attended the University of Florida and Syracuse University.

Robert Allen Baker

Strategic Planning Lead

Allen has more than 30 years’ experience in delivering innovative technologies, with emphasis on mission-based approaches to technology integration program planning and management and related policy formation, program health, and process improvements.

Allen has degrees from Washington U. – St. Louis, UCLA and Harvard

Kevin Gordon

Operation NEXT Program Coordinator

Kevin was born and raised in Panama City Beach, FL. After high school, he served ten years in the U.S. Navy as a Helicopter Rescue Swimmer, fulfilling his passion for thrill and adventure. Kevin was a Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape Instructor (S.E.R.E.) for the Navy and Marine Corps in Maine in his last three years of active duty.

Kevin attended Old Dominion University and has a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Technical Studies.

Stephanie Laverde

Program Manager

Prior to joining the MIBE team, Stephanie was employed with Newport News Shipyard for nine years, where she supported Carrier Overhaul contracts through the daily development and maintenance of the production schedules, Earned Value Management System (EVMS) and process improvements to ensure all Carrier Overhaul schedules were predictive models and EVMS was compliant with contract guidelines.

Stephanie has an MBA from Benedictine University, Professional Certificate in Systems Engineering from ODU, and Bachelors of Science in Political Science from UNCG.