Contessa “Tessa” Hoskin is a Business Executive Leader with more than 19 years of experience and leadership responsibilities in Program Management (P&L), Business Development & Capture Management, Operations, Engineering, Mergers & Acquisitions, and Strategy. Hoskin’s career spans industries of Petrochemical, Industrial and Commercial Manufacturing, Telecommunications, Defense & Aerospace, Healthcare, Distributed Control Systems & Automation, and Integration. She has matured her career from individual contributor to Divisional Executive (VP).

Tessa holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from McNeese State University and a Master degree in Business Administration from Southern Methodist University (SMU), Cox School of Business. She is a globally certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and a Lean Six Sigma Certified Black Belt.

She has earned multiple awards for Mentoring Excellence, Technical Honors, Service, Corporate Performance, Leadership, and more. She has been profiled in numerous publications for companies, engineering, and business, including US Black Engineer and Beta Gamma Sigma. She is currently on the Board of Directors for Southern Methodist Cox School of Business Alumni Board.

Tessa continues to be a motivational speaker and featured panelist for various events and organizations in the areas of diversity, careers, and leadership.

In addition to her motivational speaking, she is also an entrepreneur, a published author, a runner, and has been successful in inspiring others in the areas of health and fitness.