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also known as Leone

software consulting company executive , software reliability expert

Ann Marie Neufelder, Founder of Softrel, LLC is a recognized expert in the field of software reliability. She has spent over 30 years applying software reliability on real software projects. She has invented a patent pending method of predicting software defects prior to the code being developed. She recently chaired the IEEE 1633 Recommended Practices for Software Reliability.


Neufelder, Ann Marie was born in Swedesboro, New Jersey, United States. Daughter of George Leone and Mary Judith (Keese) Leone.


Bachelor of Science in Industrial and Systems Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1983.


Associate engineer Computer Sciences Corporation, Atlanta, 1983-1984. Engineer Unisys, 1984-1986. Senior engineer Westinghouse Electric, Baltimore, 1986-1991.

George Washington University, Washington, 1989-1991.

Consultant University Maryland, College Park, 1988-1991, instructor, 1990.

Quality engineer Entek Scientific, Cincinnati, 1991 to 1992.

Founder SoftRel, LLC 1992 to present.


  • Chaired the IEEE 1633 Recommended Practices for Software Reliability. This 2016 edition was approved by the IEEE SA ballot on 5/24/16.


Member Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (associate editor Reliability Transactions 1988-1990), American Society Quality Control (past secretary software quality technical committee).


  • Sport & Clubs

    Football, surfing

  • Other Interests

    Commissioner of 2 fantasy football leagues


Married Thomas Joesph Neufelder. 1 child, Rachel Lynn.

George Leone Leone

Mary Judith (Keese) Leone

Thomas Joesph Neufelder

Rachel Lynn Neufelder