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Recognized as both a pioneer and visionary in the simulation and training industry, founder Waymon Armstrong provides strategic leadership to Engineering & Computer Simulations (ECS). Armstrong has been consistently recognized for his community contributions, entrepreneurship and business leadership by customers, the community, and industry organizations. He is a frequent speaker at global, national and local conferences, including keynoting at I/ITSEC, MODSIM WORLD, and SMART Awards, and speaking at the Florida Simulation Summit, Associated Industries of Florida Health Summit, and numerous technology-related panels. He has chaired the Orange County (Florida) Mayor’s Modeling, Simulation and Training Blue Ribbon Commission; Leadership Orlando; and Orlando, Inc. He has also been recognized as a Pioneer Award finalist in the MS&T’s Industry Simulation & Training Awards and as the Entrepreneurial Vanguard at the Mid-Florida Business Hall of Fame by the Junior Achievement of Central Florida. In addition, Armstrong has been honored as an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Award Finalist six times; National Small Business Administration (SBA) Small Business Person of the Year, Valencia College Alumni Association Distinguished Graduate, I-4 Business Entrepreneur of the Year, and Orlando Business Journal CEO of the Year, as well as many other distinctions locally, regionally and nationally. Armstrong is board member and Chair of the Chairman’s Council of GrowFL and serves on the University of Central Florida Research Foundation board.