Stephen E. Ockenden, Ph.D.
President, MAPP Associates
Steve founded MAPP Associates in 1997, left it in 2005 to join Technology Management Company, and returned to MAPP Associates in 2012. He has more than 25 years’ experience in capture and proposal management. He holds a Ph.D. in international relations and national security policy from the University of Minnesota. His focus at MAPP Associates includes strategic planning, business development, capture and proposal management, political risk analysis, national security policy analysis, and corporate citizenship programs.
His professional background includes four years in military intelligence; seven years as a senior staff member in the U.S. Senate, including two years as a senior manager on the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence; ten years in business development and operations at GE Aerospace (now Lockheed Martin); and seven years in business development and program management at Technology Management Company, where he served as Deputy General Manager and ultimately as Vice President and Director, Corporate Development.
Steve was selected as a delegate to the 1996 Nobel Peace Prize ceremonies in Oslo, Norway. He has chaired two government-industry study panels for the National Defense Industrial Association and was an invited participant at NATO’s Aerospace Group for Advanced Research and Development (AGARD) as well as numerous other professional conferences. He took part in the Army’s Summer War Game in 1997, serving in the national command cell of the blue team. In 2012, he was invited to give a presentation on corporate ethics at a conference at Moscow State University, in Russia. Most recently, he has served on the program committee for the 2013 annual conference of the Association of Proposal Management Professionals.
His continuing education includes work at the Konrad Adenuer Stiftung (Bonn), the Van Leer Institute (Tel Aviv), the U.S. Army War College, the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association, GE’s Management Development Institute, and Georgetown and Villanova Universities as well as multiple training programs on capture, proposal, and program management.