Ms. Denise A. Jones is a seasoned executive and recognized technology expert with over 35 years of experience in leading large information technology (IT) projects in the commercial, Department of Defense (DoD), and other government sectors. She is also an honorably discharged, service disabled veteran of the United States Air Force. She has extensive and industry recognized experience with Telecommunications, Data Communications, Computer Networking, Software Engineering, Enterprise Architecture, Information Assurance (IA) and DoD Information Assurance Certification and Accreditation (DIACAP), Software Quality Assurance and IV&V, Automated Testing, and Project Management. Particular strengths include leadership, innovative thinking, and application of leading edge strategies and ideas to engineering organizations. Systems have included all variety of commercial of-the-shelf (COTS) Solutions, Large Complex Networking Systems, Ground Telemetry Systems, Satellite Communications Systems, Radar Systems (Search and Precision), Missile and Guidance Systems, and Microwave Systems.
In November on 2014, Ms. Jones joined Port Electronics Corporation in Salem, New Hampshire as the President & CEO, bringing her years of experience and expertise in the Aerospace and Defense Industry. Since 2014, Port Electronics has grown threefold both in revenue and headcount. Along with her partners, Bob Wentworth and Louise Elliott, Ms. Jones has helped to grow Port Electronics into an award-winning supplier of electronic components to the Aerospace and Defense Industry. Port Electronics was named “Second Fastest Growing Private Company in New Hampshire” by Business NH Magazine, December, 2017 issue.
Before Ms. Jones joined Port Electronics Corp., she served in the U.S. Air Force and is a Vietnam Era Veteran, worked for a government contractor that supported NASA during the time of its first space shuttle launch, helped improved IT security for military bases in Massachusetts, and partnered with other IT professionals to launch several businesses, including Dnutch Associates of Methuen, MA.
Ms. Jones and Dnutch earned the prestigious Massachusetts Small Business Association 2014 Women-Owned Small Business of the Year award. In addition in September 2014, Dnutch was awarded a United States patent, “System and Method for Collision Detection Avoidance during Packet Based Communications.” In 2015, Ms Jones received a national award by MBE Magazine “WBE Who Rocks”.
When she is not in Washington, DC working with clients, Methuen, MA working at Dnutch or in Salem, New Hampshire at Port Electronics Corp., Ms. Jones makes sure to give back to causes and communities that are important to her. She is a member of the Greater Boston Section of National Council of Negro Women. Ms. Jones supports fundraisers for scholarships for local high school students, and also works as a mentor for struggling mothers in Cambridge. She assists the Community Brotherhood and the Community Minority Culture Center in Lynn, Massachusetts and is a member of the Southern New England Chapter of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronic Association (AFCEA).