Ms. Courtney Silies is a junior analyst at Tecolote Research.  She is currently providing cost estimation and analysis support on programs for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and has previously provided data analysis support to the Cost Assessment Data Enterprise (CADE) for the Department of Defense (DoD).  Ms. Silies graduated from George Mason University with a Bachelor of Arts in Russian.  Ms. Silies has one year of experience in cost estimation and analysis.  Prior to becoming a cost analyst, she performed administrative duties for several Tecolote offices within the Washington metropolitan area, which included travel arrangement, expense reporting, event planning, and document composition/editing.  This position provided her with the opportunity to interact with numerous government and industry professionals and gain insight into the business of cost estimation.  Ms. Silies seeks to leverage her former administrative experience to serve as Secretary of the ICEAA Washington Capital Area Chapter.  Along with her organizational and communication skills, she would bring to the role a high level of enthusiasm, an attribute that is widely recognized among her colleagues.