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Michael Madrid

Executive Director
Defense Entrepreneurs Forum (DEF)


Michael Madrid, a Filipino-American from Washington State, is a US Navy Surface Warfare Officer with previous tours on ships in Japan and Spain, currently serving on the Navy staff in Washington, D.C. Involved with the Defense Entrepreneurs Forum (DEF) since its inception, including as director of the first DEFx regional conference and the DEF2019 national conference, Michael now serves as its fourth Executive Director and oversees a distributed volunteer team running the nonprofit's day-to-day operations. He is also a specialty coffee nerd with a roasting startup called Project Buna, and lives with his wife and Frenchie in Alexandria, Virginia.


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