Charisse Stokes

President of Tidal IT Solutions, Executive Director for TechMGM

Charisse Stokes is the President of Tidal IT Solutions, a Montgomery, AL based, information technology solutions, small business company. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Clemson University in Ceramic Engineering and a Master of Business Administration (Finance) from Auburn University Montgomery. After starting her career in the United States Air Force as an acquisition officer she continued providing acquisition and program management support to the government as an industry executive. Over the past twenty years she has held numerous program management positions responsible for managing the cost, schedule and performance of large - scale IT projects supporting the warfighter. Charisse is a recognized community leader and currently serves as the Executive Director for
TechMGM, A Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce initiative. In addition, she is the former Director
of the Education Foundation for the Montgomery Armed Forces Communication and Electronics
Association (AFCEA) Chapter providing STEM initiatives, grants, internships and scholarships and the
Director of EduWerx, a nonprofit organization exposing minorities and young women to STEM in the
local River Region community. She also serves as the Midsouth Regional Vice President and is on the
AFC EA International Board of Directors, the Trenholm State Community College and Faulkner University
Computer Science Advisory Board s and the College of Business Advisory Board at Auburn University of
Montgomery. She was awarded the AFCEA International Distinguished Service to Education Award, the
Women in AFCEA Appreciation Award and the Alabama Power Company, Power Leader Award for her
efforts in education, technology and innovation in the community . Most recently she was appointed by
Alabama Governor Kay Ivey to the Alabama Commission on Innovation. Charisse’s greatest joy is
spending time with her son, Dylan.

Charisse Stokes