Michelle Aikman is dedicated to building a better tomorrow by accelerating energy projects through strategic leadership, program and project management excellence, diverse collaboration, and action-oriented stakeholder engagement.
As a technical community liaison, she translates and explains complex technical information. She brings the voice of communities forward to guide socially responsible decisions so together, we can all be good to each other and good stewards of our planet and beyond.
Throughout her many military-family moves, Aikman held engineering roles in the energy, bioscience, manufacturing, and forensic industries. Most recently, she was recognized for her integrated Corporate Social Responsibility program-development work as the first Community Engineer and Strategy & Public Affairs technical liaison for a large public energy utility serving the Washington D.C. area.
Aikman challenges and inspires people of all ages to explore their curiosities and relentlessly pursue their potential.
A nationally recognized military community advocate and STEM career champion, Aikman regularly speaks across the country and has delivered keynote addresses for the Congressional Military Family Caucus Summit and National Science Foundation. She is Co-Founder and Director of Outreach for Society of Military Spouses in STEM, served on the 2016-2018 Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) President’s Currently Serving Spouse Advisory Council (CSSAC), and earned national recognition when named the 2016 Air Force Spouse of the Year by Armed Forces Insurance and Military Spouse magazine..
Aikman holds a master’s degree in engineering and technology management and bachelor’s of science degree in chemical engineering (with a McBride Honors minor in public affairs), and she is a certified Project Management Professional and Nationally Certified Resume Writer. She’s been featured in print and online publications, including ABC News, Business Insider, CNBC, CNN, Fast Company, Glassdoor, US News & World Report, and Yahoo Finance.
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“Michelle is a trusted resource with abilities and, above all, the drive to accomplish any opportunities that come her way.”– Robert Baker SPHR, previously Human Resources-Global Supply Chain and EHS Manager at The Mosaic Company