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ASURE’s mission is led by an experienced, flexible, and dedicated team.

Meet our team

ASURE Betsy Cantwell

Elizabeth “Betsy” Cantwell, PhD
Chief Executive Officer

Betsy Cantwell came to ASU in 2015 to serve as Vice President for Research and Development. In 2018, she became ASURE’s full-time CEO. She has a long career within the Department of Energy National Labs serving in strategic and leadership roles and the Lawrence Livermore, Oak Ridge, and Los Alamos National Laboratories.

Lloyd Brown

Lloyd Brown, MS, Operations Research
Senior Business Advisor

Lloyd Brown is a graduate of the Naval Postgraduate School, with more than 20 years of experience managing classified programs and implementation processes for highly customized defense and intelligence. He is a retired U.S. Marine Corps aviator.

Christian Fortunato

Christian “Chris” Fortunato, MAS, Geospatial Information Systems
Director of Engineering

Chris Fortunato is a double ASU Alumnae, BS ’08 and MAS ’10. He has more than 20 years of experience leading cross-discipline engineering teams in the design, development, testing and implementation of software and hardware for national security programs. He is a U.S. Army veteran.

Claudia ElDib

Claudia ElDib, MBA, MS Information Management
Director of University Engagement

Claudia ElDib, MBA ’06 and MSIM ’11, has more than 15 years of experience designing, developing and delivering defense and intelligence systems. She also designs specialized ASU curricula to meet the needs of operational defense units. She is a U.S. Marine Corps veteran.

David Thomas

David Thomas
Director of Operations

David Thomas has over 20 years of experience in science and technology paired with entrepreneurial methods to maximize the impact of innovation. He has experience building and operating sustainable technical organizations across multiple markets and technology domains. He has spent the last 12 years supporting national defense.