SHIRLEY BAILEY, Chief Executive Officer
Prior to establishing Summit, Ms. Bailey co-founded GCC Technologies, LLC and served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) for over 20 years. Prior to that Ms. Bailey held various positions in both the Federal and commercial sectors. During her career, she has been a small business owner, Federal contract auditor, controller, director of Government liaison and fiscal planning, and a small business consultant.
She is a certified fraud examiner (CFE) and has a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from George Mason University. Ms. Bailey also serves as the board chair for the HUBZone Contractor’s National Council, a national trade association established to strengthen, improve, and promote the HUBZone Program. As the board chair, Ms. Bailey meets and coordinates with congressional leaders, key small business organizations, Governmental agencies, and advocacy groups to promote the HUBZone Program.
LAURA STOREY, Director of Business Development & Proposal Manager
With a background in proposal development, Ms. Storey has experience building proposal processes, procedures, templates, outlines, and content from the ground up, as well as developing compliance matrices and other tools that minimize risk in the proposal process. In the past, Ms. Storey helped a small Government contractor increase in size from $7M to $25M over five years, during which time she maintained a 45% win rate.
Now supporting Summit, Ms. Storey oversees the Business Development and Proposal Department and provides full life cycle proposal consulting services to assist other small businesses in achieving their goals
STEVE WATKINS, Chief Technology Officer
Mr. Watkins earned a Bachelor's Degree in Business Leadership from Baker College, Muskegon MI, and has an AAS Degree in Computer Programming from Ivy Tech State College in Kokomo, IN.
Mr. Watkins started his professional career as a PC Support Specialist at Kokomo Center Consolidated Schools in Kokomo, IN and then as Computer Technician/Associate Faculty at Ivy Tech Community College - Kokomo. He then relocated to Whitehall, MI to work at Howmet Corporation (Aerospace Manufacturer) as a Project Specialist, and was promoted to Technology Specialist (Whitehall, MI), and Information Systems Programming Supervisor (Howmet Hampton Castings, Hampton VA). He has taught Computer Technical classes at Chrysler Joint Training Center & Ivy Tech Community College (Kokomo, IN), White Lake Area Community Ed. (Whitehall, MI), Paul D. Camp Community College (Smithfield, VA), and Garrett College (McHenry, MD).
Before coming to Summit, Mr. Watkins was employed at Computer Sciences Corporation as the contracted Project Lead/Analyst for the Army Training Support Center (ATCS) at Ft. Eustis, VA and then as the Database Administrator for Stephens Office Supply in Poquoson, VA. He most recently worked for 10 years at a private owned Non-Profit Organization (Garrett County Community Action, Inc), as their Director of Information Technology and Corporate Assets Director in Oakland, MD.