Phyllis Kolmus is the Deputy Director for AT&T’s OSD Programs, providing military and intelligence analysis, modeling and simulation and innovative business solutions to DoD. She directly oversees a $50M program with direct responsibility for management and administration of AT&T’s contract for the Information Management and Analysis Group (IMAG) and as deputy for three additional AT&T contracts in OSD. In this capacity, she directly manages a 30-person team of software engineers and defense and IT analysts from AT&T, Unisys, SAIC, ASD and Group W who deliver innovative business and software solutions to the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation (OSD/CAPE). The team’s diversity spans gender, ethnicity, national origin, religion, politics and age.
Her IMAG team is a recognized center of excellence within the OSD community and is well-known for its strong team spirit and high-performance. The team supports a wide range of applications from business process automation through sophisticated military modeling frameworks for strategic military analysis, from Future Years and Long Term Defense Planning to wargaming for Irregular and Cyber Warfare.
As lead Business Process Analyst, Ms. Kolmus successfully introduced the user community to its first collaborative work environment and took the customer from numerous completely silo’ed applications to a common suite of business process applications built around an enterprise database.
Ms. Kolmus currently serves as President of Women in Technology, DC’s premier professional organization supporting women in the technology industry. She is a strong supporter of AT&T’s Diversity and Inclusion initiative and led AT&T into a fruitful and growing partnership with WIT. She has provided mentoring and support to the Women of AT&T Northern Virginia and Maryland Chapters building strong collaboration among the organizations. She also built on AT&T’s sponsorship of the Air Force Association CyberPatriot High School competition by bringing WIT, WOA and local universities together to form WIT CyberGirls, all-girl CyberPatriot training teams. She has volunteered for WIT since 2005 and served on the WIT Board since 2010. Ms. Kolmus chaired the WIT Workforce Development Committee, 2006-2008 and was awarded Chair of the Year in 2007. She received a WIT Leadership Award in 2010. She mentored the WIT Young Professional Women to build the series “Your Career: the First 5 Years” for area colleges to facilitate the transition from the academic world to the workplace of young professionals’. She also served as Sponsorship Chair for the 11th Annual WIT Leadership Awards where her team brought in a record-breaking $50,000 in sponsorships for the WIT Education Foundation.
Prior to joining AT&T, Ms. Kolmus was a founder and principal of Kolmus Associates, a small business software development firm. She started her career at the OECD in Paris and joined The World Bank on her return to the U.S.
Ms. Kolmus graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from the University of Maryland. She did graduate work in Mathematics and studied Chemistry at the University of Pierre and Marie Curie in Paris.
Ms. Kolmus lives in Maryland with her mathematician/physicist husband, Dr. Peter Kolmus, and is the proud mother of Betsy Kolmus who is studying BioMedical Informatics at City University of New York’s College of Technology.