Executive Profiles


J. Brandi White
Chief Executive Officer


Forrest Davis




Anthony P. Ward
Vice President Business Development & UAS Programs

Mr. Andy Ward joined SDI in January 2014 as the Director for Corporate Business Development.  Mr. Ward is a veteran of the United States Air Force and served 10 years where he completed multiple deployments in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.  Mr. Ward graduated from Auburn University with a Bachelors’ of Science where he majored in Business Administration and minored in Information Systems Technologies. He is also PMP certified. Later, Mr. Ward worked as a contractor in support of Operation New Dawn and Operation Enduring Freedom throughout Afghanistan and Iraq for over 2 years. He went on to become a program manager supporting various unmanned aircraft systems operating in OCONUS locations. Since July 2016, Mr. Ward has served SDI as the Vice President for Business Development & UAS Programs. 



VOYED3Voyed Couey
Vice President of Operations, Training and Maintenance

Major Voyed Couey (retired) joined SDI in October 2016 as Program Manager of Training and Simulations.  Mr. Couey is a retired Army Aviator with over 20 years of military experience and leadership expertise across Industry Business, US Army, and Department of Defense (DOD).  Mr. Couey has deployed in support of both Desert Shield/Desert Storm, Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.  He also developed with Industry a “two-time” award winning mobile application called “GORRDEE” which is a must have training application for UAS operators globally.  He earned his Level III DAU Program Management Certification as well as having In-depth experience with both Manned and Unmanned aviation in capabilities and management planning, and used both in a combat and simulation environment. Mr. Couey has been a key contributor to DOD unmanned aircraft systems operational employment and simulation employment in multiple UAS platforms as well as demonstrating the Manned Unmanned-Teaming (MUM-T) concept.  Mr. Couey was promoted to Vice President of Operations, Training and Maintenance in November of 2017.


DanaCantrellDana Cantrell
Corporate Controller

Mrs. Dana Cantrell joined System Dynamics International in July 2008 as an Accountant after graduating from Faulkner University with a Bachelors of Business Administration in December 2006.  She worked for several years in the Accounting and Finance Department, then transferred to the Contracts Department to work as the Contracts Administrator.  She advanced to the Director of Contracts in May 2015.  Mrs. Cantrell was promoted to her current role as Corporate Controller in September 2017.  Mrs. Cantrell is an experienced leader with over ten years of government contracting experience supporting the DoD and is a graduate of the Crestcom® Bullet Proof® Manager Program. She has led SDI through implementation of software and hardware infrastructure such as DELTEK CostPoint, Concur Travel and Expense, and payroll conversion through ADP.  She has been married for over 15 years to her husband Adam and they have two children.