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Emily Cook


Emily founded QED as a Woman-Owned Small Business in 2012 with the goal of providing high quality, reliable business and analytical services to government and industry clients.  She has experience in organizational development, process improvement, and higher education.  A prior employee of The Boeing Company’s Leadership Center, she developed and deployed executive educational courses, consulted for internal leadership, and assisted Boeing executives in their preparation for international development experiences.  She has also designed and presented briefings and off-site seminars to the senior management of Boeing’s 777 program, leaders of the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, and at a Presidential Leadership Conference hosted by the Jimmy Carter Library in Atlanta, Georgia. More recently she produced a history of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ efforts in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan and is currently working on a history of NASA’s John C. Stennis Space Center.

Doctorate in History
Vanderbilt University
Research assistant to the late Hugh Davis Graham, a presidential scholar, and expert on political institutions’ leadership structures.  In this role, she had exceptional opportunities to interact with internationally known scholars and analyze political leadership in the most rigorous academic environments.  She is known by her peers for her meticulous editing, careful writing, and self-directed work style.

Taught culture and society, foreign policy, and history
Babson College, Old Dominion University, Vanderbilt University, University of Massachusetts Boston, The University of North Alabama, and The University of Alabama in Huntsville.

In her private life, she enjoys reading, running, cycling, and travel.  She also has extensive experience in non-profit corporate governance and volunteering.  She is mother to three children and her family was selected as the 2014 Madison, Alabama Family of the Year, recognizing outstanding service and commitment to the community and family life.

Feel free to contact me using any of the following methods:

Phone: 1-256-527-1722
Linkedin: @emily-cook

Will Cook

Vice President

Will has over twenty years’ experience in aerospace and defense. He flew the P-3C in worldwide operations and later served as an instructor pilot.  Following active duty, Will attended graduate school then joined The Boeing Company where he worked in machine fabrication, aircraft final assembly, materials management, and business process improvement until 2005.  He has since worked with the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) in financial management, acquisition, engineering, and program management.

Bachelor of Science in Ocean Engineering
U.S. Naval Academy

Masters of Science degrees in Civil Engineering and Management
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Will is a CFA®  charterholder, Program Management Professional (PMP), and certified Six Sigma Green Belt.  Will serves on the Board of Directors of the Alabama Chapter of the U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Association and volunteers as a Naval Academy admissions ambassador.

An avid triathlete, Will successfully completed the Louisville Ironman in 2011. As dedicated members of First Baptist Church, Huntsville, the Cook family participates in numerous domestic and international missions initiatives.

Feel free to contact me using any of the following methods:

Phone: 1-256-527-1722
Linkedin: @will-cook
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