• RESTON, VA (January 4, 2016) – Hickory Ground Solutions, LLC is pleased to announce that Janet Spruill, Vice President of Training and Simulation, will assume the role of Conference Chair for the 2016 Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC). Ms. Spruill, who previously served as the I/ITSEC 2014 Program Chair, has been involved in the I/ITSEC Conference Committee since 2000.

    I/ITSEC is the world’s largest and most comprehensive conference and exhibition of modeling, simulation, serious gaming and virtual reality technology and will be held from November 28 to December 2 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. I/ITSEC is attended by over 14,000 individuals and 500 exhibitors each year. The core of the conference is presentation of over 140 technical papers on all aspects of training, simulation, education, and innovation. The National Training and Simulation Association (NTSA) is the sponsor and administrator of I/ITSEC.

    Ms. Spruill joined HGS in 2015, and she has over 25 years of organizational leadership and executive management experience. Janet is a recognized human performance consultant, learning solution architect, and thought leader in the design and implementation of defense training and simulation solutions.

    “We congratulate Janet for her selection as the 2016 Conference Chair of I/ITSEC,” said Bart Morrison, HGS Chief Executive Officer. “HGS is a sustaining member of NTSA, and we are proud that she is playing such a key role in leading the Conference. I/ITSEC is well recognized as the predominant cross-industry forum that leads to new technologies and innovations in support of our warfighters, first responders, cyber defenders, and medical personnel.”

    Hickory Ground Solutions, LLC (HGS) is a small 8(a) certified, Native American-owned small business providing innovative training and simulation solutions, technical and management services to federal agencies for over 7 years. Since inception in 2008, HGS has successfully delivered transformational services and solutions that help our clients become a high-performing organization and gain strategic advantages.

    For more information on I/ITSEC, go to www.iitsec.org.