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Women in Leadership Biographies 

Brigadier General Kimberly A. Baumann '87, P'19
Brig. Gen. Kimberly A. Baumann is the Assistant Adjutant General and Commander of the Rhode Island Air National Guard. The Rhode Island Air National Guard has over 1000 members supporting the C130J flying mission, Cyber Space Operations, and Combat Communications. She provides command and control over all Air National Guard forces assigned to the state and is the principal advisor to the Adjutant General on all matters related to the Air National Guard. In addition, she serves in a federal dual-hatted assignment as the Air National Guard Assistant to the USAF Deputy Chief of Staff, Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance and Cyber Effects Operations (A2/6).

General Baumann received her commission as a distinguished graduate of the Norwich University Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps Program, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics; in addition,
she holds Master Degrees in Operations Research and Strategic Studies as well as a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Information Technology Education. She has served in several leadership positions at the squadron, wing, Major Command, and Headquarters Air Force level. Her previous assignments include National Guard Bureau Chief Warfighting Capabilities and Integration Division, 143d Communications Flight Commander, 282d Combat Communications Squadron Detachment Commander, 281st Combat Communications Group Director of Operations, United States Central Command J6 Current Operations, Deputy Commander NGB Joint Command, Control, Communications and Computer Coordination Center, and Joint Cyber Task Force Air Force Lead for the Office of Secretary of Defense Networks and Information Integration. She has deployed in support of contingencies to include Operations IRAQI FREEDOM, ENDURING FREEDOM, NOBLE EAGLE and JUMP START.

Prior to her current position, she was the Air National Guard Advisor to the Secretary of the Air Force Chief Information Officer, Pentagon, where she provided guidance concerning support of over 100,000 Air National Guard personnel. In addition, she delivered strategic planning, policy, and standards development for Air National Guard Cyberspace operations and support for 88 Wings and 105 geographically separated units in 54 United States, territories, and in deployed locations worldwide. In her civilian capacity, the general is an information technology and cybersecurity advisor.

Kim Baumann is an executive partner with Gartner, Inc. She brings over 30 years of experience in the IT and cybersecurity fields with federal government, corporate, and academic organizations. She provides Chief Information Officers and other executives direct trusted counsel to shape business strategy using technology, establish executive communications and leadership, drive innovation, enhance cybersecurity, and leverage Gartner research and resources.

Dr. Baumann started her STEM career as a computer science engineer and programmer. Among her early accomplishments was the development and first ship-board installation of a PC-based active and passive sonar trainer. She then served 20-years in the federal civil service and as a small business owner. Of note most recently, Ms. Baumann assisted Rhode Island in becoming the first state to develop and adopt cybersecurity curriculum across all K-12 schools districts.

MaryAnne Burke '86, P'18, P'24
CPCU -  Managing Director - Retail Industry Practice Leader
MaryAnne earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Norwich University, Northfield, VT. MaryAnne received her Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter designation in 1996. MaryAnne has also been a Norwich University Alumni Association Board of Directors member since 2016. She is the Secretary and on the Executive Committee since 2020.

She is the Retail Practice Leader and responsible for managing Aon’s experience and expertise to provide services and intellectual capital to the Retail clients including Retail Regional Round Tables, the Annual Retail Symposium, Email Forums, WebEx Meetings, LinkedIn exclusive site for Aon clients, and other related forums.

Additionally, MaryAnne is a Strategic Account Executive at Aon. Her current responsibilities include the strategizing of renewal programs, white boarding, Client Promise methodology, and overseeing the daily maintenance of her retail clients, while offering the best risk solutions of Aon her clients. MaryAnne joined Aon in October 2009 as an Account Executive in the Stamford, CT office. She has 30 years’ experience in the industry and has worked with a varied group of domestic and global clients.

Prior to joining Aon, MaryAnne was in the Property and International practice at Marsh, leading a division and was appointed Managing Director in 2006. She has worked closely with a wide variety of large clients assisting them to implement and maintain comprehensive risk management programs.

MaryAnne is committed to providing excellent service to clients using every resource available. Her strengths include strong organizational skills, client advocacy, Risk Management account coordination.

CPT Alison Lanz '10
MI/USAR (IRR), Public Relations and Communications Sr. Associate

The Military Pathways Development Program (MPDP) features three challenging 12-month rotations across various lines of business within JPMorgan Chase & Co. Prior to joining MPDP, all candidates have served as an Officer in the United States Armed Forces for 5-10 years. Alison started the MPDP in July, 2016. She is currently placed out of the MPDP and working as an Associate on the Card Public Relations and Communications team. Prior to joining the Card Public Relations and Communications team, Alison conducted rotations as a Middle Market Commercial Banking Associate and a Card Corrections Project Manager.

Alison is a U.S. Army veteran and served in Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan, for which she humbly received the Bronze Star medal for her meritorious service duty as a Cultural Support Team Leader in 2011. Alison served six years on active duty in the US Army as an intelligence officer. She was a member of the Army’s Cultural Support Team program selecting elite females to serve on the front lines of Afghanistan with Army Special Forces and Navy Seals. Alison spent her last 2 years as a Counterintelligence Special Agent and Special Agent in Charge of a Counterintelligence field office whose mission was the planning, coordinating, and executing of Army Counterintelligence special operations, counterespionage and international terrorism investigations.

Alison holds a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from Norwich University, graduating in 2010. In addition, she also earned a Master of Arts in Homeland Security from the American Military University.

Dr. Lisa Crockett M' 06
Executive Director, System Strategy & Planning
Providence St. Joseph Health

Dr. Lisa Crockett, MBA, DBA, serves as Executive Director, System Strategy & Planning, for Providence St. Joseph Health, the third largest health system in the United States ( She has worked for Providence for 20 years, serving in progressive leadership roles since beginning her health care career at Providence St. Peter Hospital in 2000. In her current role across seven states, Lisa leads the development of the system-wide strategic plan and metrics, certificate of need efforts, strategic analytics, and other strategic thought leadership and development priorities. Prior to joining Providence, Lisa worked as a technical writer for a research & development laboratory in fuel cell technology and for the City of Spokane’s Long-range Planning Department in Washington.

In 2015, Lisa earned her Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) degree with honors from the University of Liverpool, England, with research work focused on the palliative care needs of pediatric patients and their families. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in English Technical Communications from Eastern Washington University, a Master of Business Administration from Norwich University (M’06, valedictorian), and an Executive Leadership Certificate from Cornell University. She is a member of the American Hospital Association’s Society for Healthcare Strategy & Market Development (SHSMD) and the Healthcare Executive Forum (HEF).

During her career, Lisa has earned more than a dozen national and international honors for her work, as well as other accolades within Providence. For Norwich, she has served in a variety of volunteer capacities, including the Partridge Society Board of Directors (2010-2018) and the College of Graduate & Continuing Studies (CGCS) Board of Fellows (2018-present). Lisa was recently elected to the national AHA SHSMD Board and will begin her first term of service in 2021. Other volunteer efforts include numerous mentoring and tutoring relationships, preparing shipments of medical supplies for humanitarian relief efforts, and more.