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Charles Johnson-Bey

ERVA Co-Principal Investigator
Senior Vice President
Booz Allen Hamilton

“The idea that manifests into the exact solution the U.S. needs will likely come from a voice that does not have a seat at the table today. This is the reason why ERVA has representation from all 50 states and three U.S. territories.”

About Charles Johnson-Bey

Charles Johnson-Bey graduated from the prestigious Baltimore Polytechnic Institute engineering high school in Baltimore, Maryland. He earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical and computer engineering from the Johns Hopkins University and both a master’s and doctoral degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Delaware.

Johnson-Bey has demonstrated experience in leading global innovation to reflect evolving markets and technology dynamics. He uniquely leverages the intersection of technology, strategy, and business to create and capture value, lead change and drive execution. His expertise spans academia as well as the commercial and defense industries.

As a senior vice president for Booz Allen Hamilton, his responsibilities are to develop and to execute innovative technology strategies that position the company as a leader in the development of next-generation solutions that are recognizable and branded in the market. He inspires leaders and promotes innovation, collaboration and sharing of intellectual capital that empowers people to change the world.

Johnson-Bey has more than 25 years of engineering experience that include emerging technologies in information warfare, cyber resilience, digital signal processing, system architecture, prototyping and hardware. He has worked for Lockheed Martin Corporation, Motorola Corporate Research Labs, and Corning Inc./Science and Technology Division. He was an electrical engineering professor at Morgan State University.

Johnson-Bey received the 2018 Black Engineer of the Year Award for Career Achievement-Industry. He serves on several boards, including The Whiting School of Engineering Advisory Board at The Johns Hopkins University and the Electrical and Computer Engineering Advisory Boards at both The Johns Hopkins University and the University of Delaware. He is also on the Cybersecurity Institute Advisory Board for the Community College of Baltimore County.

He lives in Perry Hall, Maryland with his wife of 28 years and their three children.

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