Women In Defense National Council

The National Council assists and supports the Executive Director of NDIA’s Women In Defense program in the execution of her/his duties to engage, cultivate, and support the advancement of women in all aspects of national security. The National Council consists of no more than ten members and provides counsel to WID’s Executive Director (also a member of the Council) responsible for the support and growth of the Women In Defense program of NDIA.

Current National Council

Chair
Catherine Meyn
Northrop Grumman, Retired 

Vice Chair 
Sue Tellier
President and Owner
JetCo Federal Supply 

Immediate Past Chair 
Gretchen Idsinga
Chief Growth Officer
AEVEX Aerospace 

Member
Belinda Marinella
Managing Consultant, Defense Segment
Guidehouse 

Member
Laura McAleer
Federal and Washington Relations, Vice President
The University of Notre Dame

Member
Tricia Ward
Executive Advisor 
Booz Allen Hamilton 

Member
Karen Fray  
National Service Portfolio Director
National Security Innovation Network