Traviss is a graduate of High Point High School and a proud Bowie State University alumnus. Named by the Career Communication Group, Inc. as a Black Engineer of the Year—Modern Day Technology Leader, he currently manages the transition of cutting-edge global enterprise information technology (IT) solutions from concept through production operations. These solutions support a range of highly complex focus and priority programs aimed at solving some of our nation’s hardest national defense and civilian challenges. His efforts have resulted in several industry-leading solution deployments in emerging markets such as cloud computing and cyber security.
Traviss is a two-time recipient of Lockheed Martin’s Celebration for Excellence Award for direct contribution to key program success and was also named a two-time recipient of Lockheed Martin’s NOVA award, the company’s highest honor acknowledging technical achievement and commitment to service. His passion resides primarily in community involvement that is centered on advocacy for early career pathway exposure to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).
Currently, he serves as a volunteer and strong supporter for the Maryland Business Roundtable (MBRT) Maryland Scholars Program. Most recently, he has been the driving leadership in the creation of PK-20 STEM career pathway programs focused on closing the achievement gap among underrepresented populations within Prince George’s County. Most notable is his recent concept, referred to as the Education Innovation Initiative, which will deliver an advanced, cloud-based discovery learning environment that will provide our County students with STEM-related career pathways through Bowie State University.