Who We Are

Our Founder

To know Donna Scassera it is no surprise she built a company that offers opportunity to others like herself; entrepreneurial spirits who believe in working hard for a purpose bigger than themselves. As one of the first women to graduate Penn State University’s Civil and Environmental Engineering program, Ms. Scassera has continually found herself at the forefront of modernization. When she was recruited by a Naval Architecture firm early in her career she aligned with the Department of Defense’s enduring mission: to provide combat-credible military forces needed to deter war and protect the security of our nation.  Since 1995, DLS Engineering has been proud to support all branches of the DOD.

Our Leadership Team

Donna Scassera

President, CEO, & Founder

Michael Bean

Vice President, Business Development & Capture

Barbara Ellison

Chief Financial Officer

Savannah Pegg

Chief Operations Officer

Ashley Walker

Director, Communications

Our Values

We create efficient, reliable solutions that easily incorporate into everyday processes. Our customers depend on us to improve established systems and create new processes that integrate model-based solutions through new technology and digital engineering techniques. Our core values generate our efficiencies:


We approach projects with excitement and endless possibility to deliver solutions that evolve with our clients’ needs.

Fresh Perspective

We embrace new ideas that will bring our clients the highest value and motivate our team to deliver continued excellence.


We hold ourselves to the highest standard in all that we do.


We honor our responsibilities to each other and take pride in our accomplishments.


We respect every client mission as critical.