President’s Corner

From the Desk of George E. Cheros

Dear NCS Members and Prospective Members,

I hope you enjoyed the Holidays and the New Year is off to a terrific start!  The last few months of 2022 were a whirlwind of activity for NCS and the MS&T Community with the MS&T Hall of Fame ceremony, the Florida Simulation Summit and NCS Membership Night.  Of course, we were all thrilled to see our colleagues in person at I/ITSEC!  Now, it’s time to look ahead to 2022.

Lou Frey Memorial Golf Tournament

The NCS and the Lou Frey Institute will jointly host the 9th Annual Charity Golf Tournament at Interlachen Country Club on March 28.  Since the tournament’s inception, the organizations have together raised close to $400,000 over the past seven years to support scholarships, STEM education and high school civics.  The 2021 edition of the charity golf tournament set an all-time record with over $60K in profits, thanks to all our sponsors and volunteers, especially our Tournament Co-Chairs, Brian Holmes (NCS) and Marcia Bexley (LFI).  For more information and to sign up as a sponsor, visit our tournament homepage.  Due to the overwhelming popularity of the Lou Frey Memorial Golf Tournament, last year’s event was sold out on sponsorships.  We anticipate that will be the case this year as well, so don’t hesitate to sign up.   

Board of Directors Announcements

A huge thank you to Mary Trier for a tremendous two years of dedicated service as Board Chair!  As Mary said at Membership Night, 2021 was probably the best year in the history of NCS, and we now are poised for greater success and impact as we move into the new year.  Mary has provided tremendous leadership, inspiration and support.  Your entire board and staff appreciate your hard work and dedication to NCS and the MS&T industry.


The incoming officers of the Board are:

Upcoming “Lunch and Learn” Events

The NCS Leadership Roundtable is a “FREE” three-day event online offered by CliftonLarsonAllen and board member Marni Spence. This informational series will take place over three different sessions.  Starting with:

To RSVP/register, please email Marni Spence or call @ 407-802-1200.

NCS is planning to hold our popular MS&T Annual Economic Forecast which is a live free event for the first 35 to register.  

Annually, the National Center for Simulation, in collaboration with Edwards Financial Services, hosts a luncheon to discuss the upcoming year’s economic forecast.   Founder and CEO Jason Edwards is an accomplished speaker and his previous forecasts have been amazingly accurate and provided much insight and practical considerations for our audience.

Edwards Financial Services is a strategic financial services firm dedicated to creating genuine relationships with clients. They have customized programs designed to help grow, protect, and conserve wealth by delivering an unprecedented level of personalized service and attention. Their goal is not to be the biggest financial planning firm, but the most reputable.

The event will be held “LIVE” on Wednesday, January 27, 2022

This event is free to attend, RSVP to Ms. Carla Hoskins email: or 407.384.6111


Date/Location:  January 27th from 11 am to 1 pm (scheduled live) in Partnership III 3039 Technology Parkway, Orlando, FL 32826.  Please visit this link for more registration information.  We are currently limiting seating to the first 35 registered.

NCS “Big 5” Events and Membership & Sponsorship Packages

Our Growth & Membership Committee has been very active this past year, and NCS closed out 2021 with over 300 members, all all-time high.  This continued membership growth is a testament to the growing innovation and success of the industry as well as the dedication and focus of this committee and NCS.  Through our interactions with members, you have expressed a desire for “one stop shopping” for membership renewal and sponsorships.  We are now pleased to offer customized packages for membership and sponsoring any or all of our “Big 5” events (Florida Simulation Summit, Lou Frey Memorial Golf Tournament, Hall of Fame, Small and Large Company networking event, and our Annual Membership Night).


We are offering discounts based on membership and sponsorship levels.  Package details and online enrollment is available now, so don’t hesitate to sign up for the package that best fits your budget and marketing requirements.  As always, feel free to contact any of us to discuss or ask questions.

Here’s to a great year and I look forward to seeing all of you soon!


George E. Cheros
President and CEO