Julie Schumacher

Chief Executive Officer

Ms. Schumacher is the founder and CEO of KODA Technologies Inc. She has 25 years of experience in the development of space, missile defense and long-range hypersonic systems in both government and industry. She served roles in executive leadership, technology development, test planning and execution, systems engineering, interoperability, and international program management. She is the recipient of the AIAA David R. Israel award for meritorious achievement in missile defense and the NDIA-TVC General John B. Medaris award for technical excellence in the defense preparedness of our nation.

Key Roles

  • Founder and Chief Executive Officer, KODA Technologies Inc.
  • Deputy, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command (USASMDC); Senior Executive Service (SES)
  • Director, Technical Center, U.S. Army SMDC; SES
  • Deputy Director, Missile Defense Agency (MDA) Test; SES
  • Program Manager, MDA U.S.-Israel Cooperative Programs
  • Chief Engineer, MDA U.S.-Israel Cooperative Programs

Programs Supported

  • MDA Missile Defense System Flight & Ground Test
  • MDA Ground-based Midcourse Defense
  • MDA Arrow-2, Arrow-3 & David’s Sling
  • U. S. Army Advanced Hypersonic Weapon
  • U. S. Army Reagan Test Site
  • U. S. Navy Conventional Prompt Global Strike
  • U. S. Army High Energy Laser
  • U. S. Army SMDC Nano Satellite Programs
  • MDA Israeli Test Bed

Affiliations, Education & Training

  • Past President and Board Member: Air, Space and Missile Defense Association
  • Aviation and Missile Consortium Executive Committee
  • Space and Missile Defense Symposium Industry Panel Moderator
  • Leadership Huntsville / Madison County, Flagship Class 29
  • Harvard Senior Executive Fellows Graduate
  • Defense Acquisition University Program Manager School
  • M.S. Systems Engineering, University of Alabama, Huntsville
  • B.S. Education, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa