SWE-BWS Leadership strives to create engaging and inspiring professional development, networking, and volunteering opportunities for our 800+ members.
Meet our FY24 Executive Council below!
President: Stephanie Winter
Stephanie joined SWE her freshman year of college at University of Maryland, College Park. During her undergrad years, she was active in the collegiate section, attended SWE Conferences, and served on the board as Director of Membership. Upon graduation, she joined the SWE-BWS professional section. Since joining BWS, Stephanie has served on the Executive Council as Internal Secretary, Treasurer and President. She strongly believes in the mission of SWE and has enjoyed serving the section in various leadership roles. Stephanie is a Radar Systems Engineer at Northrop Grumman and is located in Baltimore, MD.
Vice President, Outreach: Kate McGuire
Kate serves as Vice president of Outreach for the Society of Women Engineers-Baltimore/Washington Region for 9 years, which engages 1500 girls a year with outreach events. She is excited to help SWE BWS members be creative and engage girls in our region. Kate is currently the Director of the Baltimore City Region for Science Olympiad. Science Olympiad is the largest national science and engineering “hands on” competition program for grades K to 12.
Vice President, Professional Development: Rosemary Cox-Galhotra
Rosemary joined the Baltimore-Washington section in 2016 and previously served as External Secretary. She is eager to help BWS maintain and develop new partnerships with local public and private sector organizations, and to facilitate professional development opportunities for our members across the large geographical area this section serves.
Treasurer: Gabby Leesman
Gabby works as an Eastern Region Early Career Talent Manager for Northrop Grumman. She strongly believes in SWEs mission. She believes that we can utilize our talents and resources to encourage and inspire the younger generation to embrace STEM, and she hopes to help lead the section in a direction that encourages our communities’ youth to follow wherever their passions lead them.
External Secretary: Annaliese Cunniffe
Annaliese has been a SWE member since her freshman year of college and has been honored to serve in multiple leadership positions. As External Secretary for SWE-BWS, she is excited to strengthen our section’s social media presence in an effort to better engage with current and future members. Annaliese is a Mechanical Engineer within Booz Allen’s Defense Sector. In this role, she designs, tests, and qualifies mechanical components for a military protection system.
Internal Secretary: Jasmine Al-aidy
Jasmine has been a member of SWE since her freshman year at Georgia Tech. She joined the BWS professional section in 2019 upon moving to DC post-undergrad. She served as External Secretary from 2020-2022, in which she led the effort to expand the section’s social media presence and virtual engagement. Jasmine is excited to continue her role on the leadership team, this year as Internal Secretary, where she will continue to ensure members are kept up-to-date and in-the-know on all the section’s happenings.
Our section has monthly executive council meetings. Anyone who would like to attend is welcome. Please rsvp here.
Interested in Running for the SWE-BWS Executive Council?
The Society of Women Engineer’s fiscal year begins July 1st and continues through June 30th of the following calendar year. All SWE-BWS Executive Council terms are 1 year. SWE-BWS will send out a call for nominations in May. Following this, the Officer Slate will be announced and members will have 2 weeks to submit their votes electronically. If you are interested in running for any of the EC positions, we encourage you to get involved throughout the fiscal year.