Leadership and Contacts

rsheltonDuane Shelton is CEO of WTEC and ITRI as well as Chairman of the Board of ITRI, which are small business startups that provide research and administration services to Federal clients. He has an MS from MIT and a PhD from the University of Houston, both in EE. His current research is in scientometrics and science policy. He is particularly concerned with helping America maintain its lead in science and technology to ensure its national security–and with meeting his payroll. HomePage


Michael DeHaemer is an ITRI Board Member, having served previously as ITRI Board Chairman. With his experience in more than 30 U.S. Government sponsored technology assessments as a senior executive or Co-PI, he is a resource for executive management in assisting Federal Agencies to better understand foreign activities in advanced technology. His career includes Executive Director of the materials society, ASM International; Chair of Management Information and Decision Science at Loyola University; and U.S. Navy service as Captain, USN, and Commanding Officer of USS Simon Bolivar, a nuclear powered ballistic missile submarine. He holds a Ph.D. in Management Information Systems, MBA, and MS(IE) degrees from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and MS, Operations Research, from the Naval Postgraduate School. He is Past President, Baltimore Chapter, Military Officers Association of America; and an active volunteer with the Friends of the Enoch Pratt Free Library.

FyeattsFredrick Yeatts received a B. S degree from the U. S. Naval Academy in 1959, a M. S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Oklahoma in 1964 and a Ph. D. in Electrical Engineering from Texas Tech University in 1970. After being commissioned into the Air Force he worked as a missile operations officer and subsequently for the remainder of his Air Force career as an electrical engineer assigned primarily in large system acquisitions. His varied Air Force assignments included development and deployment of receivers for electromagnetic detection of nuclear weapons testing, development of very high energy electrical power devices for an airborne electric discharge laser system and development of PAVE PAWS, the large ground based phased array radar systems for surveillance, detection and warning of submarine launched ballistic missile radar. After the completion of his military service he initially worked at Riverside Research Institute in support of development of large shipboard phased array radar imaging system and other systems engineering work.

In 1985 Dr. Yeatts founded the successful Applied Research and Engineering Corporation (ARE) and its successor, Sensors and Communications (Sencom), in 1992. These companies heavily supported a variety of Air Force development, testing and operation of communications, radar and computer systems. Sencom also designed, built and successfully fielded an autonomous remotely located alerting system for detection of border crossing violations in addition to supporting the operation and data analysis of several large computer government systems.

After the acquisition and transition of Sencom by the Titan Corp, which subsequently was acquired by the L-3 Communications, Dr. Yeatts has heavily supported the research for remediation of hearing losses and macular degeneration by Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. His primary interests include environmental conservation and new technologies especially those used in medicine.


Patricia Foland is President for ITRI. She is also a Vice President of the World Technology Evaluation Center, Inc. (WTEC), and CEO and Founder of Maryland Research Services LLC (MRS). She has a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering with a specialization in Instrumentation from Antonio Narino University (Bogota, Columbia). She lectured at both the Manuela Beltran University and the Antonio Narino University (both in Bogotá, Columbia) acting as an academic expert on theoretical electrical engineering topics.

staceyStacey Standridge is the ITRI Vice President for Government Services. She received a PhD in chemistry from Northwestern University, where she researched photovoltaics using silver nanoparticles. She is currently researching the nexus of food, water and energy