Elizabeth Cherney

Operations Manager, SBIR and STTR

U.S. Navy

Elizabeth Cherney is the Operations Manager for the Department of Navy (DON) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Programs. She is charged with creating and maintaining critical processes and systems to support the organizational mission and goals of the over $300M congressionally mandated programs. Prior to assuming her current position, Ms. Cherney held various positions in the private sector and was responsible for program and process management as well as personnel operations. She began her career as an Aircraft Maintenance Officer in the United States Air Force, after graduating from the U.S. Air Force Academy.

Education:
- 2000, Bachelor of Science, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, CO
- 2003, Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, AL - 2006, Advanced Maintenance and Munitions Officers’s School, Nellis AFB, NV
- 2009, Master of Business Administration, Trident University, Cypress, CA