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Lee Ann Cochran is an affiliated partner with Amphora Consulting. Lee Ann is a well-versed professional with expertise across the aerospace, defense, start-up and non-profit industries. She received her BS in Materials Science & Engineering from The Ohio State University and has advanced her career with experience in research, process scaling, manufacturing, proposal development, commercialization, business development, sales, marketing, licensing and market strategy. 

Ms. Cochran serves on the board for the Innovation Research Interchange (IRI), Ohio Aerospace Institute (OAI) and is the President of the Women in Engineering ProActive Network (WEPAN) Board.  

Lee Ann received the Women in Engineering ProActive Network (WEPAN) Presidents award in 2018. She was recognized as a 2017 Smart Business Progressive Woman in Cleveland and in 2016 was selected for the Outstanding Soroptimist Award for Columbus and Franklin County. She was also named as one of the 2014 Women You Should Know by Women for Economic and Leadership Development (WELD) and acknowledged by Battelle as a Women’s History Month Honoree for bringing forward ideas to drive change and shape the future.  A passionate volunteer, Lee Ann spends her free time supporting causes which champion human rights and equality.   


During the first 4 years of her career, Ms. Cochran was a leading technical and management member of the Excera Materials Group. At Excera she implemented and managed the production of armor systems that met or exceeded all government specifications regarding their performance. Additionally, Ms. Cochran managed the production MRL-advancement team in process scale-up, increasing yields, setting standard operating procedures, and laying the groundwork for an ISO 9001:2000 quality systems. In her 3 years at Solidica, Ms. Cochran continued to direct a diverse team of engineers and technicians, successfully meeting the goals and cost/timing objectives on multiple ongoing government contracts including: DOE SBIR Phase II, four year cooperative Army agreement, multi-year USMC armor program, National Science Foundation SBIR Phase II, and DARPA.  Ms. Cochran is a diversity champion and at Battelle led the Women’s Network for 3 years.  

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