Future Industries 2017: Dr. Rebecca Decker

Dr. Rebecca Decker serves as the Deputy Director of the Catalyst Campus for Technology and Innovation. She launched her career as an imagery analyst and mission planner for the U-2 mission while serving as an enlisted member of the U.S. Air Force.

Her Air Force enlistment eventually led to a civilian career with industry-leading global Aerospace and Defense corporations including Boeing Company, BAE Systems, Booz Allen Hamilton, and General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. in engineering, program management, and business development roles. 

Her work at the Catalyst Campus establishes Colorado Springs and the Southern Colorado region as a nationally known center of gravity for innovation and excellence in advanced technology in aerospace, defense, cybersecurity, and advanced manufacturing. She also finds the time to volunteer on the  Rocky Mountain Chapter, the Air Force Association  – Lance P. Sijan Chapter and the National Defense Industrial Association - Rocky Mountain Chapter.

She served on the scholarship committee to award over $100,000 a year towards STEM scholarships to students and teachers in the Pikes Peak Community. Dr. Decker served on Senator Cory Gardner’s 2016 Academy Nominations Committee and is invited back to serve on the 2017 committee in December.

Congratulations Dr. Rebecca Decker- winner of the Future Industries Award.