GEM achieves top White House honor for Impact in STEM

Our Leadership

Board of Directors

Johney B. Green, Jr., PhD
Chair

Associate Laboratory Director for Mechanical and Thermal Engineering Sciences
National Renewable Energy Laboratory

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Felicia Benton-Johnson, EdD
Vice Chair

Assistant Dean, College of Engineering
Director for the Center for Engineering Education and Diversity
Georgia Institute of Technology

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Terrence Buck
Vice Chair

Talent Acquisition Manager
Idaho National Laboratory

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Romayne Botti
Treasurer

Vice Chancellor for Finance
Rutgers University,
New Brunswick

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Cordell Hardy PhD
Secretary

Senior Vice President,
Global R&D Operations, Corporate Research & Development,
3M

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Sheri Depp

Director, Global Talent Management Diversity, Community,
and Corp Business Partners
Lexmark International

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Charlotte Farmer DEng

Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer,
UL Research Institutes

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James H. Garrett, Jr. PhD

Provost and Chief Academic Officer, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Carnegie Mellon University

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Percy Gilbert, PhD

Vice President of New Product Development in the Edge Processing Business Line
NXP

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Melvin Greer, PhD

Intel Fellow
Chief Data Scientist, Americas
Intel

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Richard Harris

Assistant Dean and Director,
Northeastern University

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Jorge Leis, PhD

Partner
Head of Oil & Gas Practice
Bain & Company

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David Watts, PhD

Vice President, Systems Development for IBM Z
IBM

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Kenneth Wright

Lead for Innovation
NASA

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Lindsey Twardy

Chief of Staff
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

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Stacey Macneil

Corporate Vice President
Chief Communications Officer
Lam Research

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Julie Yun

Associate Dean for Diversity & Inclusion
Princeton University

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Meltem Erol

Director of Graduate Student Outreach
College of Engineering
UC Berkeley

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GEM Staff

Brennon Marcano
Chief Executive Officer

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Sima Hassassian
Chief Operating Officer

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Marcus A. Huggans, PhD
Executive Director, Client Relations

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Natalia Sepulveda
Director, Client Management

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Shaun L. Johnson
Executive Assistant to the CEO

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Valerie Washington
Executive Assistant

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Jamie D. Hicks
Senior Manager, Accounting

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Antonio Storey
Fellowship Manager

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Joann Ransom
Administrator, Programs

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Carrine Todman-Lewis, DBA, MTA, CMP, CVEP
Client Relations Manager

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Latane E. Brackett, CEFP, SSH
Principal Manager, Innovation Programs, GEM I4

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Talmesha Richards, PhD.
Principal Manager, Innovation Relationships, GEM I4

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