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Col. David A. Smith

Colonel David Smith is currently serving as the Marine Corps’ Program Manager for Training Systems. He leads a cross functional team of 225 acquisition professionals in Orlando, Florida and manages approximately $1.2 billion dollars of modeling, simulation and training projects at all Marine Corps bases and stations.

He is a career helicopter pilot with over 4600 flight hours and holds all qualifications in the UH-1N Huey helicopter. He has made six overseas deployments throughout his career, including one combat tour flying in Iraq.

Colonel Smith is a member of the Acquisition Professional Community. He has served two previous Program Management tours at Naval Air Systems Command in Patuxent River, Maryland and two assignments in the field of Production, Quality and Manufacturing. He is certified in LEAN Six Sigma.

Prior to coming to PM TRASYS in 2009 he was the Commanding Officer of Fleet Readiness Center East, a large aviation repair Depot at Cherry Point, North Carolina. PM TRASYS is his fifth acquisition assignment.


United States Marine Corps · 407-380-8108 · Contact by email

Amy R. Steiner, Esq.

Amy was born in Orlando, Florida, and attended schools in Seminole County, Florida. After receiving her BA from Rollins College, she earned her Juris Doctorate at Nova Southeastern University in 2004. She currently practices real estate, estate planning, probate and corporate law in Altamonte Springs, Florida with her father in their firm, Lawrence R. Steiner, P.A.

Amy is active in the Orange County Bar Association and Central Florida Woman Lawyer Section of the Orange County Bar. Amy is also active with Hospice of the Comforter in Altamonte Springs, Florida.


Attorney · Lawrence R. Steiner, P.A. · 407-774-7500 · Contact by email

Debby C. Sweeney

A public relations, marketing and communications professional for approximately 30 years, Debby Sweeney has both strong professional services and corporate experience. Prior to opening Sweeney & Bartlett Marketing Partners, Inc. with Mellanie Bartlett, Debby served Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed law firm for nearly six years in a PR/marketing capacity.

On the corporate front, Debby served as Red Lobster USA/Canada public relations manager garnering a vast amount of top-level experience in her 11 years with the company. Serving as senior director of public relations for The Golf Channel as the entity evolved into a major player in the sports world, Debby spent more than four years generating strong national and international business and sports press. She worked with notable names in this role including musician Kenny G, Arnold Palmer and many other golf legends.

Other marketing positions in Debby's career included serving Continental Airlines, Sea World of Florida, Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotels and Florida Power/Progress Energy.

A community leadership highlight was receipt of Florida Citrus Sports' highest annual recognition: The 1991 Florida Citrus Bowl Howard L. Palmer Award for excellence and long-term significant contribution to the organization. She has the Accredited Public Relations (APR) professional designation, is a past president of Florida Public Relations Association, Orlando Area Chapter, past state board member and past chair of the FPRA State Counselors Network for the area chapter. Debby is a graduate of the 1984 Leadership Orlando class and received her B.A. in Journalism/Public Relations from University of Central Florida.


Principal · Sweeney & Bartlett Marketing Partners, Inc. · 407-902-7141 · Contact by email