Two New Members Join IN3 Board of Directors

Mar 9, 2022

Bloomington, Ind. (March 9, 2022) – IN3 has added two new members to its Board of Directors, which serves to provide strategic guidance and insight into the organization’s mission of working with academia, industry and government to create a hub of national security innovation to help solve critical defense priorities.

The newest board members are U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Kimberly Crider, USAFR (Ret.), and Carmen J. Spencer, former President and CEO of ANSER Corp.

“Our two newest members are a tremendous addition to the depth of experience and expertise that is a hallmark of IN3’s board,” said Stephen E. Kelly, IN3 President and CEO. “The insight and guidance provided by each board member is the wellspring of our success and makes possible everything we achieve.”

IN3’s Chairman, Gen. Gene Renuart , said, “IN3 is excited to welcome our two newest board members. These two seasoned professionals will bring very current and detailed advice across the core programs and position the team for a number of new captures on the horizon.”

Kimberly Crider: Crider is a Managing Director of Deloitte’s AI Innovation for National Security and Defense. She also serves as an adviser and board member for a variety of organizations focused on space and cyber technology innovation; public-private partnerships for cybersecurity, additive manufacturing and digital transformation; military professional development; and STEM education. A retired USAF Major General with more than 30 years of military service, Crider was the U.S. Space Force Chief Technology and Innovation Officer, where she led the S&T strategy, enterprise-wide digital transformation and establishment of the first Technology Innovation Office for the newly formed Space Force. She previously served as the Air Force’s first Chief Data Officer and led AF-wide efforts to leverage data to optimize performance and drive innovation in and across all missions and operations. She was commissioned through the ROTC program at Duke University in May 1986, served on active duty for eight years and has been a reservist for more than 20 years. In her previous assignments, Crider served in a variety of roles in which she assisted with setting the Air Force’s strategic direction, policy guidance and procedures for the effective, secure and efficient use of information technology to enable integrated warfighting capabilities and information dominance across all mission areas. Crider is a master cyberspace operations officer and a senior acquisition officer. She earned her bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Duke and an MBA from Western New England University, as well as graduate certification in organizational behavior from Harvard University.

Carmen J. Spencer: Spencer served as President and CEO of ANSER from 2015 until his retirement in 2019. His leadership experience began with a 28-year career as a U.S. Army officer with assignments in the Office of the Secretary of Defense and Department of the Army Headquarters and as commander of Army Chemical Demilitarization Activity on Johnston Atoll in the Pacific and the Pueblo Chemical Weapons Depot in Colorado. He also has served as director of the Chemical and Biological Defense Directorate at the Defense Threat Reduction Agency and as Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology. He also served eight years at Bechtel National, Inc., as President and General Manager of Kwajalein Range Services, LLC, and Vice President of Marketing and Business Development. Prior to joining ANSER, he was the Joint Program Executive Officer for Chemical and Biological Defense (JPEO-CBD), providing acquisition management and leadership on matters related to joint service chemical and biological defense acquisition programs. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Chaminade University. His military honors and awards include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit with Oak Leaf Cluster, Meritorious Service Medal with Five Oak Leaf Clusters, Department of the Army Decoration for Exceptional Civilian Service, and the Department of State Superior Honor Award.

Crider and Spencer will join current Board of Directors:

* Candice Bineyard, Director of Defense Programs, Rolls-Royce

* Mitch Daniels, President, Purdue University

* Steve Ferguson, Chairman, Cook Group

* Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb

* Stephen E. Kelly, President and CEO, IN3

* Tina Peterson, President and CEO, Regional Opportunity Initiatives, Inc.

* Gen. Gene Renuart, USAF (Ret.), IN3 Chairman

* Dr. Pamela Whitten, President, Indiana University

About IN3

IN3 (Indiana Innovation Institute) works with academia, industry, and government to create a hub of national security innovation that helps solve critical defense priorities. IN3 connects regional, state and national partners through a variety of means including convening research and business teams to solve emerging technical challenges for the U.S. Department of Defense. IN3 is focused on hypersonics, cyber-physical systems, trusted microelectronics, additive manufacturing and artificial intelligence. Learn more at and follow us on Twitter @IN3indiana and LinkedIn.