Past Speakers

On March 6th, 2020, we were able to host a successful in-person event with over 400 students at Morgantown High School in Morgantown, WV. Below we have given a brief description of each of the esteemed speakers from this event. Since the advent of the pandemic due to COVID-19, we have switched to the more robust form of virtual events and will speak to with these professionals and many others in the future with this format. You can find these virtual events on the Virtual Events tab on this website. 

Mr. Brian Griffith

Department of Justice (DOJ), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

Brian D. Griffith is the Section Chief of the Information Technology Management Section (ITMS) in the FBI’s Science and Technology (S&T) Branch, Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Division in Clarksburg, West Virginia. In his current position, Mr. Griffith manages the systems and IT infrastructure that enable the FBI’s support to state, local, tribal, and federal law enforcement agencies. These critical components include Next Generation Identification (NGI), the National Crime Information Center (NCIC), the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS), the Law Enforcement National Data Exchange (N-DEx), Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR), and the Law Enforcement Enterprise Portal (LEEP). Presently, Mr. Griffith is leading the migration of CJIS workloads to government community cloud environments. This migration is part of a fundamental reshaping of the FBI’s IT support services to include cloud adoption, agile transformation, and workforce modernization.

Mr. Dominick Claudio

Claudio Corporation

Dominick Claudio is the Chairman and CEO of Claudio Corporation. Dominick is a Morgantown native who works to create a better tomorrow for his home town and the state of West Virginia. As a licensed West Virginia contractor, he has turned his passion to community redevelopment through real estate acquisitions and small business start-ups.  By doing this, Dominick has cultivated the rebirth of a once-blighted community by investing in and restoring historic, dilapidated buildings and creating more than 35 full-time jobs in the local area.

Dr. Brian Woerner

WVU, Lane Department of Computer Science & Electrical Engineering

Brian Woerner grew up in West Lafayette, Indiana. He attended Purdue University and earned his Bachelor's degree in Computer & Electrical Engineering. He attended the University of Michigan for graduate school and received MS and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering-Systems, and a Master's degree in Public Policy. Since 2004, he has been a faculty member at West Virginia University, where he served as the chair of the Lane Department of Computer Science & Electrical Engineering for 15 years. His current interests are in the area of wireless networks, computer security, and autonomous vehicles. He is a faculty adviser to the WVU EcoCar team.

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