Candidate for Vice Chairman
CAPT Vincent Janowiak, USN (Ret.)
Vincent Janowiak is currently serving as the Peninsula Operations Manager for Huntington Ingalls Fleet Support Group (formerly AMSEC). Peninsula Operations consists of all of the ESU and CEMAT work force for the carrier in RCOH and all of the Direct Support provided to Newport News Shipbuilding.
In 2018, prior to joining HII FSG, Vincent retired with the rank of Captain after serving 38 years in the US Navy. He began his career as a Fireman Recruit in 1980 and progressed through the enlisted ranks to Hull Maintenance Technician Chief Petty Officer.
In 1994 Vincent was commissioned as a Limited Duty Officer and served 10 years in various Engineering/Maintenance related jobs.
In 2004 Vincent was converted from an LDO to Engineering Duty Officer and served the next 14 years in additional Engineering/Maintenance related jobs including Chief Engineer on USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN72), Surface Branch Head at Fleet Forces Command and the Fleet Maintenance Officer (N43) for Commander Naval Air Forces Atlantic (CNAL).
Vincent has been actively involved with the Tidewater Chapter of ASNE since 2014. He has acted as the Navy Liaison, participated in the planning committee for FMMS 2016 and 2018 and has been active working as the Co-Chair for Programs; assisting with development of the speaker program for the monthly dinners and programs for FMMS.
CDR Renée B. Reedy, USN (Ret.)
A native of Perth Amboy, NJ, Renée Reedy graduated from the United States Naval Academy (USNA) in 1981 earning a Bachelor of Science in Physics and a commission as Ensign in the United States Navy. She also holds a Master of Science degree in Physics from the Naval Post Graduate School.
She served initially as a surface warfare officer first as the commissioning Navigator and CIC Officer in USS CAPE COD (AD-43), Assistant First Lt and Boilers Officer in USS LEXINGTON (AVT-16), Chief Engineer in USS YELLOWSTONE (AD-41) and First Lt in USS PLATTE (A0-186) before transferring to the Engineering Duty Office community.
As a new Engineering Duty Officer, she completed numerous availabilities as a Project Officer and qualified as a Docking Observer at Supervisor of Shipbuilding (SUPSHIP) Portsmouth. This is also where Renee was first introduced to and became a member of the American Society of Naval Engineers. Other EDO assignments include Surface Combatant Type Deck Coordinator (COMNAVSURFLANT); Plans & Policy Officer (COMNAVSURFLANT); Planning & Engineering Officer (SUPSHIP Portsmouth); and Repair Officer (SUPSHIP Portsmouth).
After retirement from the Navy in July of 2002, Renee transitioned into the private sector initially as a Performance Consultant for American Management Systems/ CACI in support of the Cruiser Modernization Program and later as an instructor for the Navy’s East Coast Port Engineer and Mid-Atlantic Regional Maintenance Team and Project Manager training programs. In 2004, Renee joined the Epsilon Systems Solutions team as a Program Manager but quickly advanced to the Vice President of the Marine & Industrial Services Sector responsible for the operation of east coast repair and support services, worldwide alteration installation teams and hyperbaric installations with a workforce of more than 150 full time trade and support personnel.
Currently, Renee is President and Co-founder of a small consulting company and teaches Physics at the local Community College, in the Chesapeake, VA.
Renee has been an ASNE Member since transitioning to the Engineering Duty Officer Community in the early 90’s and is active in the ASNE Tidewater Section. She served as Treasurer of the Tidewater Section (2004-2006), and is currently leading the Technical Papers Committee in support of the upcoming Fleet Modernization & Maintenance Symposium (2020) .
I have been a member of ASNE since my initial EDO tour and have enjoyed the benefits both personally and professionally as a result of the relationships built upon a commitment to excellence in support of our maritime services. As an Adjunct Physics Professor at the local community college, I have been committed to the STEM education of young professionals and aspirants to personal improvement, many of whom are active on the deck plates in our profession. It is in that spirit that I would like to offer my service to the Council and Society it serves.
Candidates for Secretary
Ms. Andi McCusker
Andi McCusker currently serves as Business Development Coordinator at Fairlead, a DoD contractor providing products and services primarily to the US Navy. She has been employed at Fairlead for thirteen years and is responsible for coordinating new business efforts to help expand and develop their customer base. She assists with marketing campaigns, trade show exhibition, and large-scale proposal efforts. Ms. McCusker also publishes an internal company newsletter to capture the company’s history and personnel achievements, as well as highlight products and programs Fairlead produces in support of the maritime industry.
Prior to joining Fairlead, Ms. McCusker tutored students and taught elementary school for over 10 years.
Ms. McCusker has been a member of ASNE and actively involved with the ASNE Tidewater Section for two years. Her volunteer positions within the Section include: Secretary on the Executive Committee (2019-2020), Newsletter Editor (2018-2020), Event Volunteer at FMMS 2018, Event Volunteer at Build-A-Boat 2019, and FMMS 2020 Marketing Committee volunteer. Ms. McCusker was recognized as the ASNE Member of the Month in April 2019.