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Anna Maria Chávez
Chief Executive Officer - Girl Scouts of the USA
President and Chief Executive Officer - The College Board
Michael M. Crow, Ph.D.
President - Arizona State University
Ronald J. Daniels
President - Johns Hopkins University
Eminent Professor of Information Technology - Kogod School of Business
Executive Director, Kogod Cybersecurity Governance Center - American University
Norman C. Francis, Ph.D.
President-Emeritus - Xavier University of Louisiana
Andrew A. Green
Editorial Page Editor - The Baltimore Sun
Jo Handelsman, Ph.D.
Associate Director for Science - White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
Susan Hockfield, Ph.D.
President Emerita - Massachusetts Institute of Technology
President - AAAS
Freeman A. Hrabowski, III, Ph.D.
President - University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Troy M. Johnson
Director - Navy Cybersecurity Division
Editor and Chief Content Officer - U.S. News & World Report
Retired Chair of the Board and CEO - DuPont
Senior Cyber Engineer - Raytheon
Director, Cybersecurity and Special Missions - Raytheon
Executive Editor - U.S. News & World Report
Marc H. Morial
President and CEO - National Urban League
Executive Director - STEM Next Opportunity Fund
Program Manager, Cyber Security Division, Homeland Security Advanced Research Projects Agency - U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Edward B. Rust Jr.
Chairman of the Board - State Farm Mutual® Automobile Insurance Company
Executive Director - Samueli Foundation
John J. Tracy, Ph.D.
Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President, Engineering, Operations & Technology - The Boeing Company
Executive Director - BEST Robotics, Inc.
Lylah M. Alphonse
Managing Editor, News - U.S. News & World Report
Director of Strategy - NYC Tech Talent Pipeline
Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer - International Technology and Engineering Educators Association
Founder - FutureMakers
President and CEO - Associated Black Charities
Vince Bertram, Ed.D.
President and Chief Executive Officer - Project Lead The Way
Diane J. Briars, Ph.D.
Immediate Past President - National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
M. Jason Brooke
CEO & General Counsel - Vasoptic Medical
Sherri M. Brown, Ph.D.
Vice President, Science Strategy - Monsanto Company
Vice President - Widmeyer Communications/A Finn Partners Company
Education Reporter - U.S. News & World Report
Executive Director - White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics
Mitchell D. Chester, Ed.D.
Commissioner - Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Assistant Managing Editor, Special Reports - U.S. News & World Report
Principal - Edmondson-Westside High School
Director, Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts - Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts
Senior Advisory for Making - White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
Mary Crovo, Ph.D.
Deputy Executive Director - National Assessment Governing Board
Michael E. Cryor
Chair - OneBaltimore
Chief Executive Officer - Washington STEM
Dennis Dio Parker
Assistant Manager, North American Production Support Center - Toyota Motor North America
Integrated Navigation, Controls and Displays System Lead - Naval Air Systems Command
Network President - After-School All-Stars
Director, Global Diversity and Inclusion - Northrop Grumman Corporation
Vice President - U.S. Chamber of Commerce
President - Hiring Our Heroes, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation
Michael Falk, Ph.D.
Professor, Materials Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Physics Principal Investigator - Johns Hopkins University STEM Achievement in Baltimore Elementary Schools
Lanaea C. Featherstone
President - William and Lanaea C. Featherstone Foundation
Executive Director - Edcamp Foundation
Director, Division of Strategic Investments, Employment and Training Administration - U.S. Department of Labor
James D. Fielder, Jr., Ph.D.
Secretary - Maryland Higher Education Commission
Senior Manager of Programs and Operations - US Chamber of Commerce Foundation Center for Education and Workforce
Donald C. Fry
President and CEO - Greater Baltimore Committee
Reporter - Baltimore Business Journal
S. James Gates Jr., Ph.D.
University System of Maryland Regents Professor, Distinguished University Professor, John S. Toll Professor of Physics - University of Maryland
Christopher J. Gearon
Contributing Editor - U.S. News & World Report
Marla Geha, Ph.D.
Professor of Astronomy - Yale University
Director - Warrior-Scholar Project
Chief Program Officer - Society for Science & the Public
Managing Editor, BrandFuse - U.S. News & World Report
Erica L. Green
Education Reporter - The Baltimore Sun
Interim Executive Director - Digital Harbor Foundation
CEO - Tenable Network Security
Chief Executive Officer - CyberPoint International
Evelynn Hammonds, Ph.D.
Barbara Gutmann Rosenkrantz Professor of the History of Science Director, Project on Race and Gender in Science and Medicine - Harvard University
Executive Director - Baltimore Foundery
Deputy Director, Math and Science Teacher Education Residency (MASTER) and Charter Teacher Residency - New Visions for Public Schools
Betsy Hargrove, Ed.D.
Superintendent - Avondale Elementary School District, Avondale, AZ
Senior Vice President, Global Partnerships - The New York Academy of Sciences
8th Grade Science Teacher - Mace’s Lane Middle School
Carolyn A. Hayes, Ed.D.
President - National Science Teachers Association
Stephanie C. Hill
Vice President and General Manager, Ship and Aviation Systems - Lockheed Martin Corporation
Senior Manager, Education Partner Program - National Instruments
Director of Education - The Apprentice School
Program Manager, Veterans Employment Initiative - Northern Virginia Technology Council
Talent Acquisition Director - Leidos
Vice President, Brand Experience - ACT
Host, Midday - WYPR 88.1 FM, Baltimore
Vice President - National Center for Higher Education Management Systems
Executive Director - Seattle Jobs Initiative
Electrical Engineer IEEE Alton B. Zerby and Carl T. Koerner Outstanding Student Award Winner for 2015 - Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
Anita Krishnamurthi, Ph.D.
Vice President of STEM Policy - Afterschool Alliance
Jim Kurose, Ph.D.
Assistant Director, Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering - National Science Foundation
Director of STEM Education and Strategic Initiatives - Center for Elementary Mathematics and Science Education, University of Chicago
Jacquie Lawing Ebert
Partner - GMMB
Timothy W. Lawrence
Executive Director - SkillsUSA
Rick H. Ledgett
Deputy Director - National Security Agency
Executive Director - Code in the Schools
William J. Lewis, Ph.D.
Deputy Assistant Director, Education and Human Resources - National Science Foundation
Yeping Li, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Teaching, Learning, and Culture, College of Education and Human Development - Texas A&M University
Editor-In-Chief - International Journal of STEM Education
Operations Engineering Intern - AOL
Graduate - Year Up Baltimore
Executive Director - LaunchCode
President - Anne Arundel Community College
Senior Policy Advisor - National Economic Council
Lead - President's Task Force for Baltimore
CEO and Founder - Digit All Systems
Kelly Mack, Ph.D.
Vice President for Undergraduate STEM Education, Executive Director, Project Kaleidoscope - Association of American Colleges and Universities
Amanda S. Mason
Director, Strategic Programs Intel Community and DoD - MarkLogic
Gordon F. May, Ph.D.
President and CEO - Baltimore City Community College
Gary S. May, Ph.D.
Dean and Southern Company Chair, College of Engineering - Georgia Institute of Technology
Executive Editor - U.S. News & World Report
Baltimore City Regional Director - Maryland Science Olympiad
Board Member - National Assessment Governing Board
Thomas V. Mike Miller, Jr.
President - Maryland Senate
Emily R. Miller, Ph.D.
Director, Undergraduate STEM Education Initiative - Association of American Universities
Director - Maryland Out of School Time Network
Vice President of Digital Education Strategy & Business Development - New York Hall of Science
Kevin L. Moore, Ph.D.
Dean and Professor, College of Engineering and Computational Sciences - Colorado School of Mines
Deputy Editor - U.S. News & World Report
President and Chief Executive Officer - Teaching Institute for Excellence in STEM
Managing Editor, Education - U.S. News & World Report
Managing Editor, Advice Products - U.S. News & World Report
Laura Bilodeau Overdeck
Founder and President - Bedtime Math Foundation
Anna M. Park
Chief Executive Officer - Great Minds in STEM
Senior Program Officer - National Academy of Engineering
Laboratory Assistant - Towson University Center for STEM Excellence
Professor - University of Michigan
Managing Editor - Education Week Teacher
Senior Program Director - USA Funds
Karl W. Reid, Ed.D.
Executive Director - National Society of Black Engineers
Jose Octavio Rivas
Physics and Engineering Teacher - Lennox Mathematics, Science, and Technology Academy
Sharon P. Robinson, Ed.D.
President and Chief Executive Officer - American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
Senior Director of Replication and Strategic Partnerships - Jane Addams Resource Corporation
Vice President of Business Development - The Flatiron School
Julia Myers Ross, Ph.D.
Dean, College of Engineering and Information Technology - University of Maryland, Baltimore County
PK-12 STEM Coordinator - Harrisonburg City Public Schools
Radcliffe A. Saddler, Jr.
Associate Analyst, Market Development and Insights - IBM
News Anchor - Maryland Public Television
Corporate Citizenship Eastern Region Manager and Mission Systems Sector Liaison - Northrop Grumman Corporation
Chief Operating Officer and Vice President for Policy - Excelencia in Education
Mark Saul, Ph.D.
Director of Competitions - Mathematical Association of America
Vice President and Institute Fellow - AIR
President - College Measures
Kimberly A. Scott, Ed.D.
Associate Professor, Women and Gender Studies, Founder and Executive Director, Center for Gender Equity in Science and Technology - Arizona State University
Timothy Scott, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs, College of Science Co-Director, Center for Mathematics and Science Education - Texas A&M University
Founder and Chief Executive Officer - CodeNow
Washington D.C. Executive Director - Techbridge
Russell Shilling, Ph.D.
Executive Director - STEM - U.S. Department of Education
Vice President, Engineering - Textron Systems, Unmanned Systems
Chief Product Officer - Sylvan Learning
Executive Editor - U.S. News & World Report
Thomas J. Snyder
President - Ivy Tech Community College
Chief Cybersecurity Technologist - Leidos
Sarah Ayres Steinberg
Vice President, Global Philanthropy - JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Senior Systems Engineer - MarkLogic
Lisa Stickney, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Management and International Business - University of Baltimore
Courtney Tanenbaum, Ed.D.
Principal Researcher - American Institutes for Research
Michael D. Thomas
Director, Office of Learning to Work, Career and Technology Education - Baltimore City Schools
Maria Thompson, Ph.D.
President - Coppin State University
Director, Early College High School and STEM - Roscoe Collegiate Independent School District, Texas
Rosemarie T. Truglio, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President of Curriculum and Content - Sesame Workshop
Beth Dykstra Van Meeteren, Ed.D.
Director, Regents' Center for Early Developmental Education - Center for Early Education in STEM, University of Northern Iowa
Joel Vargas, Ed.D.
Vice President, School & Learning Designs - Jobs for the Future
Mark D. Vaughn, Ph.D.
Technical Talent Pipelining Manager; Lead, Technology Community Office of STEM - Corning Incorporated
Claus von Zastrow, Ph.D.
Chief Operating Officer and Director of Research - Change the Equation
President and Chief Executive Officer - Girls Inc.
Robert L. Wallace
CEO - Bithenergy
Executive Director - BioTechnical Institute of Maryland
Telle Whitney, Ph.D.
President and CEO - Anita Borg Institute
David Wilson, Ed.D.
President - Morgan State University
Frazier Wilson, Ed.D.
Vice President - Shell Oil Company Foundation
Manager, Workforce and Community Strategic Initiatives - Shell Oil Company
Chair - Engineering Department, Baltimore Polytechnic Institute
Director of Corporate Citizenship - Samsung Electronics North America
Mary V.L. Wright
Senior Director, Demand Side Engagement and Analytics - Jobs for the Future