Speaker Profile

Dr. Stacy Manni

Dr. Stacy Manni

Director, AFRL Regional Network – Midwest

Dr. Stacy Manni has been promoted to Director of the AFRL Regional Network – Midwest. Manni joined the Midwest Regional Network in December 2022 as the Deputy Director and has been integral to building it from the ground up. She led the development of the Midwest Regional Network’s strategic initiatives, which include building partnerships and promoting research & development, technology transitions and workforce development.

Manni brings a strong background in coordinating technological, scientific, and research-related activities; assessing and capitalizing on technological opportunities; steering program functions and programmatics; and managing high profile budgets and contracts. Prior to joining the Midwest Regional Network, Manni was a Senior Physical Scientist and International Program Officer for the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), Southern Office of Aerospace Research and Development (SOARD) in Santiago, Chile.

In recognition of her work in this role, she received an Air Force Exemplary Civilian Service Award, her second in over her 12 years with the Air Force. Manni is an Army combat veteran and has a PhD in Physical Chemistry from Kent State University.