Rebecca Decker

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Dr. Rebecca “Becca” Decker, DBA, PMP, is the Director of Marketing and Campus Engagement. She is responsible for Marketing and Academic & Business Engagement for the Catalyst Campus for Technology and Innovation. Her responsibilities orbit around strategic marketing, program planning, and program management to establish 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.

Dr. Decker leads the Catalyst Accelerator, a defense and national security accelerator that promotes technology advancement for the warfighter and guides technology transfer from the government to the commercial market and vice versa.

Becca 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.

Becca earned a bachelor’s degree in business management and a master’s degree in business administration and is a certified Project Management Professional. In 2015, Becca received a Doctorate of Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing from Alliant International University in San Diego, CA

Becca is a STEM advocate; engaging with non-profits and organizations that motivate girls and young women in pursuing education and careers in STEM. She recently served on the local chapter boards of Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA), Air Force Association, and the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA). Additionally, Becca is a member of the Colorado Springs Rising Professionals and the Southern Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce. Becca was awarded the 2016 Young Professional of the Year by the Southern Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce and the 2016 Distinguished Young AFCEAN for the Great Plains-Rocky Mountain Region of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association. Becca was named by the Colorado Springs Business Journal as a 2017 Colorado Springs Rising Star.

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