John D. Evans is CEO of the Florida Street Group, a management consulting and advisory group focused on development of corporate strategy and management of growth and innovation. In addition, he is currently serving as a Senor Fellow at the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies; as a member of the Board of Directors and Member Emeritus of the Industrial Research Institute (IRI); and as a member of the Board of Board of Directors and Vice President, International, for the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).

Prior to these roles, he served as Corporate Vice President, Technology; Corporate Vice President, Innovation; and Vice President, International Engineering and Technology for Lockheed Martin Corporation. In these capacities, he was recognized for industry leading programs in innovation and technology management, as well as for establishing Lockheed Martin’s Center for Innovation and Security Solutions (CISS) in Abu Dhabi, UAE; the F-35 Virtual Analysis Laboratories in Ampthill, UK, and Melbourne, Australia; and for overseeing establishment of approximately 75 technology based partnerships across 20 countries. Prior to joining Lockheed Martin, he served as Program Manager for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA); served as the Chief Technical Officer for the west coast venture-funded start-up Microfabrica; worked as lead MEMS scientist for Becton Dickinson; and served as consultant to the United States Congress Office of Technology Assessment (OTA).

Dr. Evans earned a BA degree in physics from Carleton College; an MS in civil engineering and a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley; and an MBA from Duke University. He is a member of the ASME, a Senior Member of IEEE, and an Associate Fellow of AIAA. Recognitions include the Maurice Holland Innovation Award (IRI); Office of Secretary of Defense Medal for Exceptional Public Service; the DARPA Innovation Award; the Charles Lofgren Carleton College Alumni Business Fellowship; and the Becton Dickinson Special Achievement Recognition Award. He has been awarded twelve United States patents.


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The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies is an independent, 501(c)(3), not-for-profit public policy research institute. The Institute identifies and aggressively shepherds discussion on key science and technology issues facing our society. From these discussions and forums, we develop meaningful science and technology policy options and ensure their implementation at the intersection of business and government.


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