Senior Advisor to the President
James Lasswell is the Senior Advisor to the President for INDUS Technology. Mr. Lasswell has worked in the engineering field for over 25 years. During his career he served for 20 years in the U. S. Navy, retiring from NAVSEASYSCOM as a Commander and as Program Manager for Vertical Launch ASROC and ASWCS MK 116-Mod 5, 6 & 7. He commanded the USS SAFEGUARD and served on Destroyers and Amphibs.
In addition to holding a number of significant positions in the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA), including being a member of the National Board of Directors, he has transformed the San Diego Chapter’s activities in support of Small Business to significant heights. Starting with a committee of two, the San Diego Chapter’s Small Business Committee has grown to over 50 working members whose focus is the mentorship of emerging and growing Small Businesses. At least 7 formal conferences and forums are presented annually to benefit Small Businesses and two of these are major events that will attract up to 1,200 attendees. This Chapter’s Small Business activities have been recognized in many ways by a large number of organizations. He received a BS degree in 1963 from the US Naval Academy, two technical degrees: an MS in Engineering Acoustics (MSEA) from the Naval Post Graduate School, and a MS Systems Management (MSSM) from USC, and an MBA from Virginia Tech.