Sheila McCoy
Director, Professional Development Center, AFCEA


As director of the Professional Development Center, Sheila oversees all aspects of the courses, from course selection through delivery.

Sheila joined the PDC as registrar in November 2008 and was selected as Director in October 2009. She is a retired Navy captain with 30 years of extensive experience in command, control, and communications based on various assignments including serving on the staff of the Department of Navy Chief Information Officer as the Team Leader for Information Assurance and Privacy. After her retirement from the Navy, Sheila worked with Booz Allen Hamilton as a privacy consultant for Federal Government clients. Sheila has earned an MA in Management and Supervision from Central Michigan University and an MS in Systems Technology (Joint Command, Control, and Communications.)

Sheila has been a member of AFCEA since 1982 and was an AFCEA Senior Military Fellow for a one year assignment. She has also been active in the leadership of the Monterey CA, Dahlgren VA, and Northern VA Chapters of AFCEA. Sheila also served eight years as a Director of Navy Federal Credit Union.

Sheila holds several military decorations including two awards of the Legion of Merit and several AFCEA awards.