Advisory Board

The Otronicon Board of Advisors is comprised of representatives from our sponsors, various members of the local video gaming and simulation industries, as well as user groups from various fields of interest who have generously volunteered their time and resources to help make Otronicon an event that celebrates the merging of art and science through interactive electronic games and simulations.

Interested in joining the Advisory Board? Send an inquiry to [email protected].


Brandon Naids

CEO and Co-Founder

Talon Simulations

Joe Muley

Assistant Director, Academic Support Services

University of Central Florida School of Visual Arts & Design

Board Members

Rob Coble

Admissions Advisor

ECPI University

Brittny Sherlock

Senior Employee Communications and Community Relations Representative

Lockheed Martin Rotary Mission Systems

Neal Finkelstein, PhD

Chief Engineer

U.S. Army Research Laboratory, RDECOM

Jennie Ablanedo

Project Coordinator, Research Associate

UCF, IST, Team Orlando Liaison for Serious Games Showcase & Challenge 2019

Saham Ali

Director of Technology

Falcon’s Creative Group

Chelsea Anagnoson, MFA

S.T.E.A.M. Instructor


Senior Chief Petty Officer Daniel P Baltz Jr., USN

Senior Chief

NAWCTSD STEM Coordinator

Pat Camilo

Information Assurance Engineer Senior

Lockheed Martin

Sheena Fowler

Senior Director, Marketing and Communications and Orlando Film Commissioner

Orlando Economic Partnership

Ron Handy


PHENIX Design Group

Maria Harrington, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Digital Media

School of Visual Arts and Design UCF

Joshua D Kitain

Engineering Project Manager, Advanced Technology & Innovation

Lockheed Martin RMS, Training and Logistics Solutions

Andy Marshall

Systems Engineer

Walt Disney World: Simulation & Analysis

Rupert Meghnot

Chief Experience Officer

Burnout Game Ventures, LLC

Tracey Morrison

Assistant to Director, Instructional Design, Educational Technology, STEAM Education


Dr. Elaine Raybourn

Research Scientist

Sandia National Laboratories

Allison Rivera

Acting Community Relations Manager

Lockheed Martin Corporation Missiles and Fire Control

Nicole Santalla

Community Development Specialist

Microsoft at the Florida Mall

Steve Seay

Brigadier General, USA (Retired)

Seay Business Solutions, LLC, Department of Athletics UCF

Dr. Richard Signer

Chief Medical Officer (Retired)

Florida Hospital for Children

Eileen Smith

Program Director, Applied Research

E2i Creative Studio, UCF Institute for Simulation & Training

Peter Smith

Assistant Professor

UCF School of Visual Arts and Design

Stella Sung


University of Central Florida-CREATE

Jim Thomas


Orlando Tech Association

Molly Townsend

Communications Manager, Advertising/Marketing/Social Media

Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control

Matt Tracy

Audio Engineer


Kim Wheeler, PE

Program Planning Manager

Walt Disney World Integrated Facilities Planning