Chairman - Xerox Corporation
President and Chief Executive Officer - San Diego Workforce Partnership
Ana Mari Cauce, Ph.D.
President - University of Washington
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer - ViaSat
President and Chief Executive Officer - Illumina
Chief Executive Officer - Maker Media, Inc.
Founder - MAKE Magazine and Maker Faire
Eric J. Gertler
Chairman - U.S. News & World Report
CEO - Ulysses Ventures
Chief Executive Officer - Interapt
Philip J. Hanlon, Ph.D.
President - Dartmouth College
Founder - Maker City, Inc.
Susan Hockfield, Ph.D.
President Emerita - Massachusetts Institute of Technology
President - AAAS
Krisztina “Z” Holly
Founder and Chief Instigator - MAKE IT IN LA
Host - “The Art of Manufacturing” podcast
Andrew N. Liveris
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer - The Dow Chemical Company
Mary Hope McQuiston
Vice President - Autodesk Education Experiences
Ioannis N. Miaoulis, Ph.D.
President and Director - Museum of Science, Boston
Andrew W. Moore, Ph.D.
Dean - School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University
Ellen Ochoa, Ph.D.
Director - NASA Johnson Space Center
Executive Director - STEM Next Opportunity Fund
U.S. Congressman - 52nd District of California
G.P. “Bud” Peterson, Ph.D.
President - Georgia Institute of Technology
Albert Pisano, Ph.D.
Dean, Jacobs School of Engineering - University of California–San Diego
Debra L. Reed
Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer - Sempra Energy
Darlene V. Shiley
President - The Shiley Foundation
Executive Director - Samueli Foundation
President, Private Client Sector - CH2M
Circuit Designer - Intel
Executive Director - EnCorps STEM Teachers Program
Chief Operating Officer - Urban League of San Diego
Ashok Agrawal, D.M.
Managing Director for Professional Services; Director of External Affairs - American Society for Engineering Education
Managing Partner - Analytics Ventures
Chairman - CyberTECH
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer - CyberUnited, Inc.
Janet Bandows Koster
Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer - Association for Women in Science
Gloria R. Bañuelos, Ph.D.
Manager, Government Affairs - Qualcomm
Principal - Vista High School, Vista, California
Executive Director - Community Resources for Science
NFL Player and STEM Advocate - New York Jets
Jon Bellum, Ph.D.
Provost and Executive Vice President - Colorado State University–Global Campus
Vince Bertram, Ed.D.
President and Chief Executive Officer - Project Lead The Way
Bronwyn Bevan, Ph.D.
Senior Research Scientist, Institute for Science and Mathematics Education - University of Washington
Executive Director - Biocom Institute
Education Reporter - KPBS
Nancy Butler Songer, Ph.D.
Dean and Distinguished University Professor, School of Education - Drexel University
Vice President, Technology - Jabil
Victor V. Buzachero
Corporate Senior Vice President - Scripps Health
Curtis Cain, Ph.D.
Superintendent of Schools - Wentzville School District, Wentzville, Missouri
Publications Associate - U.S. News & World Report
Science Coordinator - San Diego County Office of Education
Senior Director, Outreach and Partner Development - Association for Career and Technical Education
Creator - Physics Girl
David T. Crowther, Ph.D.
Professor of Science Education; Executive Director, Raggio Research Center for STEM Education - University of Nevada–Reno
President - National Science Teachers Association
Director of Programs & Development - RoboNation, AUVSI Foundation
Managing Director, Washington Office - Museum of Science, Boston
Vice Admiral (ret.) Walter J. Davis
Co-Founder and Vice President of Organizational Development - EvoNexus
Jo Marie Diamond
President and Chief Executive Officer - San Diego East County Economic Development Council
Fifth Grade Teacher - Chula Vista Hills Elementary School, Chula Vista, California
President and Chief Executive Officer - EAST Initiative
Senior Vice President, Sponsorship and Advertising Sales - Channel One News
Principal, State Solutions - ACT
Deputy Sector Navigator for Health, San Diego/Imperial Region - California Community Colleges Health Workforce Initiative
Chief Executive Officer - Creating IT Futures
Executive Vice President, Social Innovation - CompTIA
Erika Ebbel Angle, Ph.D.
Founder and Executive Director - Science from Scientists
David D. Etzwiler
Chief Executive Officer - Siemens Foundation
Ida Rose Florez, Ph.D.
Owner/Consultant - Early Childhood System Solutions
Vice Principal - Kearny High – School of Science, Connections & Technology
Director of Community Engagement - Harvey Mudd College
Director of External Relations - STEM Education Coalition
School Director - Chicago Tech Academy High School
William H. Gary, Sr.
Executive Vice President, Workforce, Community and Economic Development Division - Cuyahoga Community College
Marybeth Gasman, Ph.D.
Professor of Higher Education - University of Pennsylvania
Director - Penn Center for Minority Serving Institutions, University of Pennsylvania
President and Chief Executive Officer - Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley
Cheryl K. Goodman
Executive Director - Athena San Diego
Stephanie Gregson, Ed.D.
Director, Curriculum Frameworks and Instructional Resources Division; Executive Director, Instructional Quality Commission - California Department of Education
Helen V. Griffith, Ed.D.
Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer - e3 Civic High School, San Diego
Managing Director and Co-Founder - BioLabs San Diego
General Partner - BioInnovation Capital
Director, College Town - Reality Changers
Executive Director - inewsource
Director, World of Work Initiative - Institute for Entrepreneurship in Education, University of San Diego
STEAM Program Director - Californians Dedicated to Education Foundation
Manager, STEAM Strategy and Programs - Ford
Christine Jensen, Ed.D.
Special Programs Coordinator, Community Education and Workforce Development - MiraCosta College
Cyber Systems Engineer, Mission Systems Sector - Northrop Grumman
Chief Technology Officer, Intelligence & Security - BAE Systems
Ross Kasun, Ed.D.
Superintendent - Freehold Township School District, Freehold, New Jersey
Editor and Chief Content Officer - U.S. News & World Report
Gladis Kersaint, Ph.D.
Dean and Professor of Mathematics Education - Neag School of Education, University of Connecticut
Director, Yahoo for Good - Yahoo
Member, Board of Managers Education Commission - California State PTA
Principal - Canyon Crest Academy, San Diego
Deputy Executive Director - Advance CTE
Chief Executive Officer - CUE
Student - Bio-Med Science Academy, Rootstown, Ohio
Winner - 2017 National 4-H Council Youth In Action Pillar Award for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math
Director, STEM Education and 49ers Museum - San Francisco 49ers
Chief Executive Officer - National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity
Hernán Luis y Prado
Founder and Chief Executive Officer - Workshops for Warriors
President - Clarity Design, Inc.
Lindsey Malcom-Piqueux, Ph.D.
Associate Director for Research and Policy, Associate Director for Research and Policy - Rossier School of Education, University of Southern California
Manager, Engineering Employee Development, Research & Technology Strategy - Rolls-Royce Corporation
Irving Pressley McPhail, Ed.D.
President and Chief Executive Officer - National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering
Director, Career Education and Advising - University of California–San Diego
Vice President, Corporate Communications and Citizenship - Regeneron
Jamillah Moore, Ed.D.
President - Cañada College, Redwood City, CA
Assistant Vice President & Head, Talent Management and National STEM Initiatives - INROADS
Deputy Editor - U.S. News & World Report
Global Education Leader - The Dow Chemical Company
Cindy Moss, Ph.D.
Senior Director of Global STEM Initiatives - Discovery Education
Sean Newcomer, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Kinesiology - California State University San Marcos
Director, School Innovation - San Diego Unified School District
Tina S. Nova, Ph.D.
President and Chief Executive Officer - Molecular Stethoscope
William Oakes, Ph.D.
Director, EPICS Program; Professor of Engineering Education - Purdue University
Julia Olsen, Ph.D.
Director of Teacher Development, College of Education - University of Arizona
Vice President of Global Strategy - Monsanto
President and Chief Executive Officer - Biocom
Anna M. Park
Chief Executive Officer - Great Minds in STEM
Program Coordinator, Performance and Analytics Department - City of San Diego
Director, Center for Applied Competitive Technologies - Sierra College
Statewide Project Director - California Community College Maker Initiative
Randolph Philipp, Ph.D.
Professor of Mathematics Education Director, Center for Research in Mathematics and Science Education - San Diego State University
Sharon J. Pierce, Ed.D.
President - Minneapolis Community and Technical College
Ellen Potter, Ph.D.
Retired Director, Education Outreach - Salk Institute for Biological Studies
Kimberly F. Price
Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications and Enterprise Services - 3M
President - Society of Women Engineers
Patricia Reily, Ed.D.
Veterans Services Director - California State University–San Marcos
Linda P. Rosen, Ph.D.
Chief Executive Officer - Change the Equation
Chief Executive Officer - High Tech High, San Diego
Carlo Salerno, Ph.D.
Vice President, Data Analytics - Strada Education Network
Director - Virginia Space Grant Consortium
Co-Managing Director - Girls in Tech San Diego
West Region Lead - TEALS, Microsoft Philanthropies
Ellen Sherratt, Ph.D.
Deputy Director, Center on Great Teachers and Leaders - American Institutes for Research
Elizabeth H. Simmons, Ph.D.
Dean - Lyman Briggs College
Associate Provost for Faculty and Academic Staff Development; University Distinguished Professor of Physics - Michigan State University
Manager, US Community Partnerships - GlaxoSmithKline
Executive Director - Project Exploration
Steven Snyder, Ph.D.
Chief Executive Officer - Fleet Science Center
Project Manager, Curriculum and Instruction - AVID Center
Executive Director, STEM Network - Children Now
Executive Director - Aerospace Joint Apprenticeship Committee
Senior Director of Collaborative Philanthropy - San Diego Grantmakers
President - Information Technology Senior Management Forum
Community Relations Manager - San Diego Gas & Electric
Associate Director of Institutional Giving - Girls Inc.
Ricardo Valerdi, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Systems and Industrial Engineering - University of Arizona
Founder and Chief Scientist - Science of Sport
President and CEO - Parent Institute for Quality Education
Director, Community College STEM Pathways - Science Foundation Arizona
President and Chief Executive Officer - Girls Inc.
Kirk Walters, Ph.D.
Managing Researcher - American Institutes for Research
David B. Williams, Ph.D., Sc.D.
Dean, College of Engineering; Executive Dean, Professional Colleges - Ohio State University
Senior Program Director - Motorola Solutions Foundation
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