Cassie B. Barlow, PhD is currently serving Girl Scouts of
Western Ohio as a Member-at-Large on the Board of Directors, and as a
member of the Board Development Committee. She is the Executive
Director of the Wright State University Center for Workforce
Development. The Center has two entities called the Aerospace
Professional Development Center and the Regional STEM Collaborative.
Both of these organizations are laser focused on Workforce Development
needs across Ohio primarily in the Aerospace and Defense industry. Dr
Barlow retired from the United States Air Force after 26 years of
service as the 88th Air Base Wing and Installation Commander,
Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio. She was in command of one of the largest
air base wings in the Air Force with more than 5,000 Air Force
military, civilian, and contractor employees. The base is home to more
than 27,000 employees and is the largest single site employer in the
state of Ohio.
Cassie was commissioned in the Air Force in 1988 as a distinguished graduate of Georgetown University, Washington D.C. Following graduation, Dr. Barlow attended Information Management Technical School at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi. She has served in a variety of positions in the information management, behavioral science and personnel careers fields at squadron, Wing, direct reporting unit, major command, Air Force and combatant command levels. Dr. Barlow was selected by the Air Force Institute of Technology to attend Rice University to earn a doctorate in Organizational Psychology. After graduation, she served as a behavioral scientist at the Air Force Research Laboratory and the Air Force Academy. She was then selected to lead the analysis team for the Chief of Staff of the Air Force Developing Aerospace Leaders Program. Dr. Barlow commanded the 355th Mission Support Squadron at Davis Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, where her squadron garnered multiple Air Combat Command and Air Force level awards. She also commanded at the Group level as a Mission Support Group Commander at Royal Air Force Lakenheath.
Cassie was previously the Director of Manpower and Personnel of the North American Aerospace Defense Command and United States Northern Command, headquartered at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado. She has a Bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University, a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Chapman University, a Doctor of Philosophy from Rice University, and two additional Master’s degrees. Cassie is a 2014 Women of Distinction from Girl Scouts of Western Ohio, was a Girl Scout leader and is the proud mother of a Gold Award Girl Scout. Cassie is an active community member serving on multiple boards around the Dayton Ohio Region.