Mitch Narins Corporate Faculty
Mitch Narins is the Principal Consultant and Owner of Strategic Synergies, LLC, a technical and management consulting firm that he formed upon retiring after over four decades of US Government service, where he provided exceptional systems engineering, program management, and cross-functional team leadership delivering high-quality products to demanding customers – encompassing civil and military information technology and infrastructure programs and the migration and integration of automation, telecommunications, navigation, and electronic surveillance systems. He is a recognized position, navigation, and timing (PNT) expert, who has published numerous articles and delivered many papers at conferences and seminars worldwide.
His government service includes three years at the Federal Communications Commission as an Acquisition Engineer for the Field Operation Bureau, ten years supporting the US Navy and US Marine Corps as Branch Chief for both Data Terminal Systems and Electronic Warfare Systems, and over 26 years at the Federal Aviation Administration as an FAA Administrator-chartered program manager for Air Traffic Control Terminal Automation and Air-to-Ground Communications, a Senior Navigation Systems Engineer, and finally the Chief Systems Engineer for Navigation. At the FAA, he led the Government, Academic, and Industry Team that evaluated Loran-C and established an enhanced Loran (eLoran) radionavigation system, developed the modern, high capacity, and cost effective Common Automated Radar Terminal System (Common ARTS), led numerous Air-to-Ground Communications and Infrastructure programs, and managed FAA’s $100M/year Systems Engineering and Integration (SEI) Contract in support of the FAA’s $15.8B National Airspace System (NAS) Plan.
Mr. Narins holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical Engineering) BEEE degree from the City College of New York and a Master of Engineering Administration/Management degree from the George Washington University. He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), a Fellow of the Royal Institute of Navigation, an active member of the US Institute of Navigation (ION) and ION’s DC Section Head, and a member of RTCA, RTCM, and SAE Standards Committees. He is a recipient of ION’s Norman P. Hays Award and the International Loran Association’s President’s Award and Medal of Merit. In 2017, his name was added to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum’s Wall of Honor. GPS World Magazine recognized him as one of the “50+ Leaders to Watch” and, in 2020, asked him to serve on their Editorial Advisory Board.
Although a native New Yorker, Mr. Narins resides with his wife in Chevy Chase, Maryland, where he continues his support of government and industry clients, mentors students at the George Washington University, and teaches project management at Harrisburg University.