Mary Laurette (“Laurie”) Fletcher received her BS degree in Software Data Management from the University of Maryland and her MS in Technical Management from The Johns Hopkins University Whiting School of Engineering. She has over 25 years of experience in software data management, technical publications and communications, and proposal management. Her particular areas of expertise include her understanding of the business relationship and contracting between private industry and the U.S. Government, and the acquisition and management of Small Business Innovative Research programs.

Ms. Fletcher is the Vice President of Fraser Technical Consulting, where her responsibilities include services specializing in management training, software data management, proposal management, and technical publications. She is an experienced manager with a history of balancing professional responsibilities with teaching. She has an enduring interest in technology, communications, and novel approaches to creating and distributing information. She was previously employed by Solipsys Corporation (now Raytheon Solipsys) where she held the following positions: Data Management Group Supervisor, Assistant Program Manager for DD(X), and Corporate Proposal Manager.

Ms. Fletcher is a member of the following organizations: American Association of Engineering Education, American Society for Engineering Management, Society of Technical Communications, Women in Engineering ProActive Network, Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, Wyoming Geological Association, Lyric Citizens for a Civic Auditorium board.

Education History

  • B.S. Computer Science, University of Maryland
  • A.A. International Languages, Casper College
  • Master of Science Technical Management, The Johns Hopkins University – Whiting School of Engineering

Work Experience

Vice President, Fraser Technical Consulting


Fletcher, M. L., Bjerkaas, A. W. (2012). Structured Design Approach for Converting Classroom Courses for Online Delivery. Presentations and Papers, American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference, June 2012 and Journal of Online Engineering Education Vol. 4, No. 1:

Bjerkaas, A. W., Fletcher, M. L. (2012). Use of a Comprehensive Simulation in Technical Management Courses. Presentations and Papers, American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference, June 2012.

Professional Organizations

American Society for Engineering Management
International Association for Continuing Engineering Education
Women in Engineering ProActive Network
Society of Technical Communications
American Society for Engineering Education
Society of Vertebrate Paleontology
Wyoming Geological Association