Munitions Executive Summit
Jay Brannam is the Executive Director for the Munitions Industrial Base Task Force (MIBTF). As the Executive Director, Jay is responsible for planning, leading, and coordinating the activities, operations, and finances of the MIBTF. He advocates on behalf of the programs which are necessary for preservation of the ammunition
industrial base in meetings, conferences, and other venues including the U.S. Congress, and relevant U.S Government Departments and agencies.
Prior to joining the MIBTF, Jay held several positions of increasing responsibility in industry and government. As an independent consultant, Jay created a business development system for a small IT company, consulted on several contract proposals, and conducted market studies. He joined ATK, later Orbital ATK, as the Senior Director, Washington Operations for 12 years. Prior to ATK, Jay worked for 17 years in government service in positions that included: Pentagon Liaison for PEO Ammunition; Senior Policy Analyst with the Office of the Executive Director for Conventional Ammunition; and at the Marine Corps Systems Command he served as the Senior Ground Combat Analyst, Director Program Analysis and Evaluation and as the Assistant Program Manager for the Program Manager for Ammunition.
Jay serves in many other capacities. He serves on the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) Washington DC Chapter Board of Directors and chairs the annual charity golf tournament to benefit the USO Metro. He is an Assistant Scoutmaster for Scout Troop 1346 in Burke, Virginia, and an Assistant Crew Advisor for Crew 1346. He completed the BSA’s Wood Badge program; is a merit badge counselor; and is a committee member on the BSA National Capital Area Council Shooting Sports Committee. Jay is the Chairman of The Masonic Benefit Fund, a 501(c)(8) charity fund. As a trustee for Cherrydale Columbia Lodge No. 42 A.F. & A.M. he manages building operations and asset management.
Jay holds a B.A. in Economics from George Mason University, a M.S. in Systems Management from Capitol College, and a Certificate in Management from Darden School of Business.