Ohio State - Beta
A member of the inaugural Phi Sigma Rho class at Ohio State University, Ms. McWilliams completed her undergraduate degree (B.S. MET) in 1990, received her MBA in 1997 and received her certificate in program and project management in 2009. Currently, Ms. McWilliams is employed as a lead engineer for the DLA Land and Maritime in Columbus, Ohio, where she is responsible for fiber optic specifications for the Department of Defense and its Agencies. She is currently working as a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt at DLA Land and Maritime having obtained her Black Belt in 2009.
Mary has been an adjunct instructor with Columbus State Community College, Ohio Dominican University and University of Phoenix. She has also served Phi Sigma Rho in the capacity of Regional Field Director and VP of Standards and currently serves as the advisor and mentor for the Beta Chapter of Phi Sigma Rho. Additionally, she is an active alumni regional and national alumni officer for the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) of which she has been a member since 1982. In 2013-2014, Ms. McWilliams served on the National Professionals Board for the National Society of Black Engineers in the capacity of Special Projects Chair, Leadership and Operations Development. She has just completed her term in the role of National Professionals Chair, National Society of Black Engineers, 2015-2016. In 2016, Ms. McWilliams was recognized as a Distinguished Alumnae with Phi Sigma Rho Sorority.
As a technical professional, Ms. McWilliams has worked for several multi-national companies in capacities of purchasing agent, process engineer, supplier quality engineer, manufacturing engineer and supply chain management. This well-rounded background has continued to prove itself beneficial in her capacity of lead engineer for the federal government as she provides consultancy services to several non-government technical bodies in the capacity of government liaison such as the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), National Electrical Manufacturers (NEMA), and Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA).
Currently in her final year of seminary studies at United Theological Seminary, pursuing M.A. Divinity, Ms. McWilliams is proud to serve in the capacity of 2016-2017 National Professionals Chair-emeritus for the National Society of Black Engineers, where she has oversight of over 6,000 professional members, providing strategic direction for the NSBE Professionals.