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Join us tomorrow for a Virtual Town Hall on Workforce Planning to Fill the STEM Jobs Pipeline

 

 

STEMconnector TownHalls are quarterly webinars on STEM with top-notch speakers from across the spectrum of STEM Education. The objective is to bring together industry, education and thought leaders to learn best practices and new ideas. Tomorrow at 2PM Eastern, we will be discussing “Workforce Planning to Fill the STEM Jobs Pipeline.” Confirmed speakers on the call include: Governor Jack Markell of Delaware, Rick Stephens, Senior Vice-President for Human Resources and Administration at Boeing, Marc Morial, former Mayor of New Orleans and current President and CEO of the National Urban League and Hank Jackson, President and CEO of the Society for Human Resource Management. 
 
“The STEM Town Halls bring together our most important constituencies: Education, Industry, Government and Non-Profits in one place. This provides the basis for developing informed and well-balanced viewpoints on STEM jobs: one of the most important issues facing our country today,” said Edie Fraser, STEMconnector™ CEO.
 
Register today to particpate on tomorrow's call!

 

List of Speakers: 

Governor Jack Markell, Delaware

As Governor of Delaware, Jack Markell has helped open shuttered manufacturing facilities, won President Obama's Race to the Top competition for progress in public school reform, and signed new laws to drive improvements in the economy, environment, and education. Governor Markell brings innovative public and private sector experience to the Office of Governor. He began his career in the private sector helping lead the wireless technology revolution as the 13th employee at Nextel (a name he coined), where he served as Senior Vice President for Corporate Development. Governor Markell is the current Vice-Chair of the National Governors Association.

Marc Morial, President and CEO, National Urban League

Entrepreneur. Lawyer. Professor. Legislator. Mayor. President, U.S. Conference of Mayors. CEO of the National Urban League, the nation's largest civil rights organization. In a distinguished professional career that has spanned 25 years, Marc Morial has performed all of these roles with excellence, and is one of the most accomplished servant-leaders in the nation. He served as Mayor of New Orleans from 1994 to 2002.

Hank Jackson, President and CEO, Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

Henry G. (Hank) Jackson is the president and CEO for the Society for Human Resource Management, the world's largest association devoted to the human resource profession. Prior to this he served as the Society's interim president and CEO, and before that he was Chief Global Finance and Business Affairs Officer. In this capacity he was responsible for financial management as well as publications and new media, meetings and conferences, seminars, member marketing, corporate sales and technology solutions.

Rick Stephens, Senior VP, Human Resources, Boeing

Richard (Rick) Stephens is senior vice president, Human Resources and Administration for The Boeing Company, and member of the Boeing Executive Council.

Stephens, a 31-year Boeing veteran, oversees all leadership development, training, employee relations, compensation, benefits, Global Corporate Citizenship, and diversity initiatives at the Chicago-based aerospace company.

Gary Wimberly, Senior Vice President & Chief Information Officer, Express Scripts

Gary Wimberly came to Express Scripts in 2004 and has held numerous top management positions. As senior vice president and chief information officer, his focus is on the overall IT strategy and performance, specifically focusing on innovative solutions, process improvements and improving productivity. Wimberly is responsible for ensuring the information systems are aligned with the business strategies of Express Scripts.

Jeri L. Buchholz, Assistant Administrator for Human Capital Management, NASA

As the Assistant Administrator for Human Capital Management and NASA's Chief Human Capital Officer, Jeri Buchholz has stewardship responsibility for NASA's workforce. Her responsibilities include setting the agency's workforce development strategy, assessing workforce characteristics and future needs based on the agency's mission and strategic plan; aligning the agency's human resources policies and programs with organizational mission, strategic goals, and performance outcomes.

Linda Y. Cureton, Chief Information Officer, NASA

Linda Y. Cureton is the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). As NASA CIO, she provides the requisite leadership to transform the management of information technology (IT) capabilities and services to support and enable NASA's mission. She ensures that the Agency's information resource management (IRM) strategy is in alignment with NASA's vision, mission, and strategic goals.

Leland Melvin, Associate Administrator for Education, NASA

Mr. Melvin has served the Astronaut Office Space Station Operations Branch, the Education Department at NASA Headquarters, Washington, D.C, and the Robotics Branch of the Astronaut Office. As co-manager of NASA's Educator Astronaut Program, Leland Melvin traveled across the country, engaging thousands of students and teachers in the excitement of space exploration, and inspiring them to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. A veteran of two space flights, STS-122 in 2008, and STS-129 in 2009, Leland Melvin has logged over 565 hours in space.

Martin Scaglione, President, ACT Workforce Division

Over the past five years, ACT has witnessed widespread adoption of its Workforce Development programs, including the globally recognized WorkKeys System and the National Career Readiness Certificate. In his pursuit of ACT’s mission to help people achieve education and workplace success, Martin has called on his extensive experience in business and industry. Martin began his career with Maytag, where he worked for nearly 20 years. He then led the North American Bosch-Siemens Household (BSH) appliance group in a variety of roles including chief operating officer.

V. Celeste Carter, Program Director, NSF - ATE

V. Celeste Carter received her Ph.D. in Microbiology from the Pennsylvania State University School of Medicine in 1982 under the direction of Dr. Satvir S. Tevethia. She served as a Program Director twice in the Division of Undergraduate Education (DUE) as a rotator. Dr. Carter accepted a permanent Program Director position in DUE in 2009; she is the Lead Program Director for the Advanced Technological Education (ATE) Program in DUE as well as working on other programs in the Division and across the Foundation.

Brian Fitzgerald, CEO, Higher Education Forum (BHEF)

Brian K. Fitzgerald is a leading analyst and advocate for higher education and science, technology, engineering and mathematics education. Dr. Fitzgerald serves as BHEF’s chief executive officer and has led the organization to develop an ambitious policy and programmatic agenda focused on college readiness, access, and success, particularly in high-need disciplines such as science and math. Under Dr. Fitzgerald’s leadership, both of BHEF’s key initiatives—Securing America’s Leadership in STEM in partnership with Raytheon Company and the College Readiness, Access and Success Initiative (CRI): An Agenda for Educational Success—have grown as signatures of the organization.

 

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