18Apr Common Threads Huntsville

Common Threads Huntsville

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Join colleagues from across the Huntsville Community, April 18, for a keynote address by PEO STRI Karen Saunders, followed by a networking reception at the Westin Huntsville!

In her keynote remarks, Ms. Saunders will speak to the Army’s multi-billion dollar modeling, simulation, training, and instrumentation program; the importance of a strong industry-government partnership; and PEO priorities, to include developing the next generation of capabilities for the warfighter and improving the speed of acquisition.


Monday, April 18

  • 5:00 – 5:45pm CT
    Registration and networking
  • 5:45 – 6:00pm CT
    Welcome remarks by Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle
  • 6:00 – 6:30pm CT
    Keynote remarks by Ms. Karen Saunders, PEO, Simulation, Training, and Instrumentation, U.S. Army
  • 6:30 – 7:30pm CT


The Westin Huntsville
6800 Governors W | Huntsville, AL 35806

About the Keynote

Ms. Karen D. H. Saunders is the Program Executive Officer for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation (PEO STRI) in Orlando, Florida. PEO STRI executes a multi-billion dollar program annually, and is staffed by more than 1,000 military, government civilian and service support contractors. The organization also manages Foreign Military Sales programs which support more than 65 countries. Prior to this assignment, Ms. Saunders served as the Chief of Staff for the Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment (USD(A&S)). In this capacity, she was responsible to the USD(A&S) for daily management and operation on all matters pertaining to acquisition; contract administration; logistics and materiel readiness; installations, environment and operational energy; chemical, biological, and nuclear weapons; the acquisition workforce; and the defense industrial base.

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