MIW Disruptive Podcast Episode 2020-024: Stephanie Lonard, Founder & President at Technically Minded Talent | Project Manager | Process Engineer | STEM Fields Advocate

Ms. Stephanie Lonard owns and operates a recruitment firm, Technically Minded Talent, for technical talent to provide the best experience for both the hiring manager and candidate. Technically Minded Talent’s mission is to increase accuracy and speed of each match.

Ms. Lonard is also a versatile and experienced Senior Project Manager and Process Engineer with 8 years of experience in Oil and Gas and Manufacturing. She has led capital projects of up to $12 Million and has highly transferable cross-functional skills, technical proficiency and operational knowledge. She is skilled in planning, design, development and maintenance of production facilities, equipment and systems. Knowledgeable in analytical chemistry. She is also effective at leading collaborative teams across divisions to develop and implement process improvements, equipment upgrades, and solutions for complex technical challenges at manufacturing facilities.

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Jerome McDonald is an experienced electrical engineer with a focus in optical communication technology, skilled in optical communication systems design, optical modeling, link budget analysis, and characterizing optical systems. Jerome, aka DJ ROME,  is also founder and host of The Junction, a podcast available on iHeartRadio and Apple Podcast, and co-owner of the DJ business Event Makers Entertainment (EME), which provides high-quality sound to the DMV area.


Sir Walter Richardson is an experienced Hardware Engineer with a demonstrated history of working in heavy industry and aerospace industry. He’s an active member of the Baltimore Metropolitan Area Chapter (BMAC) of the National Society of Black Engineers and will be helping execute this year’s Minority Innovation Weekend. This weekend summit will bring together minority founders, business owners and future entrepreneurs.