Shipbuilder Appointed to Modeling and Simulation Advisory Council

Published December 7, 2021

Leah Colvin, manager of the Modeling and Simulation team at Newport News Shipbuilding, has been appointed to the Modeling and Simulation Advisory Council by Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam.

Colvin is an industry leader, and for the past six years has supported NNS, Department of Defense and Department of Energy projects using modeling and simulation technologies. For the past four years, she has served as an industry advisor for modeling and simulation as a member of the Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center (VMASC) and is the chairperson of Old Dominion University’s Computational Modeling and Simulation Engineering Industry Advisory Board.

In June, Colvin was approached about her willingness to be nominated to join the governor’s Modeling and Simulation Advisory Council and after careful review by the governor’s office, she was selected. She was sworn in October and will serve on the council that will advise the governor on matters related to the use of and the advancement of modeling and simulation.