Ms. Elizabeth Burch is President/CEO and majority owner of Dignitas Technologies, a Woman Owned Small Disadvantaged Business providing system and software engineering services for the modeling and simulation community with a mission to shape the future of simulation with innovative technology. Elizabeth has over 25 years of experience with Modeling and Simulation. She began her career in software engineering and then became the manager of numerous complex simulation systems. Prior to joining Dignitas Technologies in 2009, Elizabeth held the position of Senior Program Manager and Assistant Vice President of Program Management at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) in Orlando, FL for 16 years.
Her specialization is in modeling, simulation and training for research, development and production type contracts. She has previously held the Program Manager position on large scale simulation acquisition systems. Elizabeth’s education includes a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the University of Central Florida (UCF), management courses from George Washington University and the Defense Management Acquisition and numerous certificate courses in the field of Program Management.
Elizabeth was awarded the 2013 SBA Woman-Owned Business Person of the Year for the State of Florida. She was a member of the 2012, 2013 and 2014 Service Academy Nomination Board for U.S. Senator Marco Rubio. She is also served as member of the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) Board of Directors as STEM Coordinator. Elizabeth is a member of the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) and the Central Florida Chapter Women in Defense (WID) where she held the position of Director of Special Projects for STEM. Elizabeth also serves on the Small Business Advisory Board for the State of Florida. Elizabeth serves on the National Center for Simulation (NCS) M&S Certification Board which is a STEM initiative to help with the process of certifying high school students in M&S.