Tidal IT Solutions
Charisse Stokes is the President of Tidal IT Solutions, a Montgomery, AL based, information technology solutions, small business company. She earned a B.S. from Clemson University in ceramic engineering and an MBA 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 Director of the Education Foundation for the Montgomery Armed Forces Communication and Electronics Association (AFCEA) Chapter providing STEM initiatives, grants, internships and scholarships to the local River Region community as well as the Midsouth Regional Vice President for AFCEA International.
She also serves on the AFCEA International Board of Directors, the Trenholm State Community College Computer Science Advisory Board and the Lee High School IT Career Academy Advisory Council. She was awarded the AFCEA International Distinguished Service to Education Award and the Women in AFCEA Appreciation Award.
Charisse also founded a nonprofit organization, EduWerx, aimed at exposing minorities and females to STEM. Most recently she was recognized by the Alabama Power Company as a Power Leader in the State of Alabama for her efforts in education, technology and innovation in the community. Charisse’s greatest joy is spending time with her son, Dylan.