Keynote Speakers

Lashawn BoulwareLashawn Boulware

Lashawn Boulware, M.E., CPE, currently is a human factors design engineer for the Orion Program at Lockheed Martin Space. In this role, she leads hardware and software user-interface-evaluations to improve astronaut operability and situational awareness in preparation for NASA's Artemis missions to the Moon. She is a graduate of the Lockheed Martin Space Advanced Technical Leadership Program.

She is experienced in providing engaging training, problem solving with a holistic approach, conducting research, collaborating with cross-functional teams, and evaluating qualitative data across several industries. Lashawn is developing her skills in coaching and mentoring in order to create a space to help people bring out what's within them. She participates in various STEM and Career Day activities to share the opportunities available in STEM with the younger generations.

She received her M.E. in industrial engineering with a concentration in human factors from Texas A&M University (where she was a 2013 GEM Full Fellow), her B.S. in industrial and systems engineering from North Carolina A&T State University, and her certified professional ergonomist (CPE) designation in 2017.

Stephen JenkinsStephen Jenkins

Stephen Jenkins, M.S., MBA, is the director of safety and health for Cintas Corp. During his tenure, the corporate S&H team has achieved industry-best injury and vehicle collision rates and garnered numerous awards, including eight ergonomics awards from the Institute of Industrial & Systems Engineers. Stephen is passionate about leadership in the fields of safety & health and ergonomics and is a frequent guest lecturer at Auburn University and instructor for Harvard's School of Public Health Leadership & Management Course.

Prior to joining Cintas, Stephen consulted for Fortune 500 companies and other visionary organizations in order to enhance their ergonomics and human-centered systems. For his innovative approach to safety and ergonomics, he was the 2018 recipient of the Liberty Mutual Ergonomics Practitioner of the Year Award.