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Rita R. Colwell
Distinguished University Professor, University of Maryland and Johns Hopkins University; former US Science Envoy and former Director of the National Science Foundation (NSF)

Distinguished Univ. Prof. University of Maryland at College Park & John Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health; Sr. Advisor & Chairman Emeritus, Canon U.S. Life Science; Chairman & President, CosmosID, Inc. Dr. Colwell served as 11th Director of the National Science Foundation, and Co-chair, Comm. On Sci., National Science and Technology Council. Dr. Colwell is a member of the United States National Academy of Sciences, Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Stockholm, Royal Society of Canada, Royal Irish Academy of Science; American Academy of Arts and Science, and American Philosophical Society. Dr. Colwell is the recipient of the Stockholm Water Prize, bestowed by the King of Sweden; the National Medal of Science, awarded by the President of the United States, and the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star, bestowed by the Emperor of Japan. B.S., Bacteriology; M.S., Genetics, Purdue University; Ph.D., Oceanography, University of Washington.

Jerome Friedman
Institute Professor and Professor of Physics Emeritus, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT); Nobel Laureate for Physics 1990

Jerome Friedman is a physicist who specializes in experimental particle physics. His experiments confirmed the existence of quarks, the fundamental building blocks of protons and neutrons and all other hadronic matter. He was awarded the 1990 Nobel Prize in Physics, jointly with Henry Kendall and Richard Taylor, for this work. He has served on numerous advisory committees for various universities and laboratories in the US and abroad, and is currently a member of the Board of the STS forum and of the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology. He earned a Ph.D. in 1956 at the University of Chicago., and was appointed by MIT as an Assistant Professor in 1960, becoming a full professor in 1967. He served as director of MIT's Laboratory for Nuclear Science and as Head of the Physics Department.

Dr. Doon Gibbs
Diretor, BrookhavenNational Laboratory

Dr. Doon Gibbs joined the X-ray Scattering Group at Brookhaven in 1983 to study the structure and phase behavior of surfaces and of magnetic materials. At different times since he held the posts of Group Leader of X-ray Scattering, Head of Condensed Matter Physics, Associate Lab Director for Basic Energy Sciences, and Deputy Lab Director for Science and Technology. He became Laboratory Director in 2013. Gibbs is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and of the American Physical Society. He was recognized with the Arthur Compton Award for “pioneering theoretical and experimental work in x-ray resonant magnetic scattering, which has led to many significant applications in condensed matter physics.”

Daniel S. Goldin
Vice Chairman, American Associates of the STS forum

Chairman and CEO, Intellisis Corporation; former NASA administrator

The Honorable Daniel S. Goldin is the Founder, Chairman and CEO of The Intellisis Corporation, which produces next generation computational engines for commercial and industrial applications. Previously, as NASA's longest serving Administrator from 1992-2001, he directly served three U.S. Presidents: George H.W. Bush, William J. Clinton, and George W. Bush. Prior to NASA, he was the Vice President and General Manager of TRW Space and Technology Group where he oversaw a broad range of advanced technology developments and programs of national priority. He began his career at NASA's Glenn Research Center working on electric propulsion systems for interplanetary travel. Mr. Goldin is a Member of the National Academy of Engineering, Scientific Management Review Board of the National Institutes of Health, and International Academy of Astronautics. He is a Distinguished Fellow at the Council on Competitiveness and a Fellow of the American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics and the American Astronautical Society. He graduated from the City College of New York in 1962 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering.

William H. Goldstein
Director, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Dr. William Goldstein is the Director of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). He leads a workforce of approximately 6500 employees, and manages an annual operating budget of around $1.8 billion. Dr. Goldstein’s research interests at LLNL have been in computational modeling of highly charged ions, atomic spectroscopy, and radiative processes in plasmas. Dr. Goldstein became an APS Fellow in 2017 and an AAAS Fellow in 2009. B.A. physics, Swarthmore College; M.A. physics and M. Phil. physics, Columbia University; Ph.D. theoretical physics, Columbia University.

Vartan Gregorian
President, Carnegie Corporation of New York
former president of NY Public Library, former president of Brown University

Vartan Gregorian has served as president of Carnegie Corporation of New York since 1997. The Corporation is a philanthropic institution founded by Andrew Carnegie in 1911. Previously, Gregorian served as president of Brown University and as president of The New York Public Library. Earlier, he was the founding dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania and also served as provost. He is the recipient of numerous fellowships, honorary degrees and awards including the Ellis Island Medal of Honor, the American Academy of the Institute of Arts and Letters' Gold Medal for Service to the Arts, the National Humanities Medal and the Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civil award. In 2009, President Barack Obama appointed him to serve on the President's Commission on White House Fellowships. He has authored The Road To Home: My Life And Times; Islam: A Mosaic, Not A Monolith; and The Emergence of Modern Afghanistan, 1880-1946, which is soon to be reissued with a new introduction.

Charles (Chad) O. Holliday, Jr.
Chairman, Royal Dutch Shell plc; former Chairman, Bank of America

Founder and Managing Partner of East Meets West Solutions, Chad’s background focuses on business leadership, innovating process for efficiency, sustainability strategy and coalition building. He was Chief Executive Officer of DuPont from 1998 to 2009; Chairman from 1999 to 2009. He joined DuPont in 1970 after receiving a B.S. in industrial engineering from the University of Tennessee and held various manufacturing and business assignments, including a six-year, Tokyo-based posting as President of DuPont Asia/Pacific. He is currently on the boards of Deere & Co., CH2MHill and The Global Federation of Competitiveness Councils. He is Chair of the National Academy of Engineering and is a founding member of the International Business Council. Chad is former Chairman of the board at Bank of America, and served as chairman of the following: World Business Council for Sustainable Development, The Business Council, Catalyst and the Society of Chemical Industry – American Section.

Dr. Rush D. Holt
Chief Executive Officer, American Association for the Advancement of Science; Executive Publisher, Science Family of Journals

Rush D. Holt, Ph.D., became the 18th chief executive officer of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in February 2015. In this role, Dr. Holt leads the world's largest multi-disciplinary scientific and engineering society. Over his long career, Dr. Holt has held positions as a teacher, scientist, administrator, and policymaker. In 1982, he served as an AAAS/American Physical Society Science and Technology Policy Fellow on Capitol Hill. From 1987 to 1998, Dr. Holt was assistant director of the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL). He also served as an arms control expert at the U.S. State Department. Before coming to AAAS, Holt served for 16 years as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives. He has received many awards from scientific societies. Dr. Holt is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota, and he holds M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in physics from New York University.

Keoki Jackson
Chief Technology Officer, Lockheed Martin Corporation

Dr. Keoki Jackson is the Chief Technology Officer at Lockheed Martin, where he is responsible for the corporation’s advanced technology strategy. As the primary liaison to the US and international science and technology community, he manages strategic relationships with government, industry, and academia to ensure the maturation and deployment of key technologies. He is a member of numerous science communities including Sigma Xi, United Kingdom Royal Aeronautical Society, and American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics, and the International Academy of Astronautics.

Dr. Ray O. Johnson
Vice Chairman and Treasurer, American Associates of the STS forum

Executive in Residence, Bessemer Venture Partners; former SVP and CTO, Lockheed Martin Corporation

Dr. Ray O. Johnson is a corporate executive with a proven track record of leading large organizations, developing and executing growth strategies, and achieving operational excellence in diverse business environments. In his current role as Executive Director at QxBranch, he is supporting the company’s growth and development of advanced data analytics in the finance, insurance, aerospace, and biotechnology sectors. He was the Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of the Lockheed Martin Corporation from 2006 to February 2015. In that role, he had global responsibilities for Engineering, Technology, Production Operations, Supply Chain, Program Management, and Logistics and Sustainment, leading more than 70,000 people working on more than 4,000 programs. Dr. Johnson made strategic investments in discriminating technologies and developed business strategies that resulted in several new lines of business. He interacts at the highest levels nationally and internationally with officials in government, industry, and academia, and he is frequently sought as an international speaker on business, strategy, innovation, and education. He has B.S, M.S, and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering.

Pradeep K. Khosla
Chancellor, University of California, San Diego (UCSD)

Pradeep K. Khosla is the eighth Chancellor of UC San Diego; as UC San Diego's chief executive officer, he leads a campus with more than 30,000 students, six undergraduate colleges, five academic divisions, and five graduate and professional schools. UC San Diego is an academic and research powerhouse, with faculty, researchers, and staff attracting more than $1 billion annually in research funding and is one of 10 campuses in the world-renowned University of California system. While at UC San Diego, Khosla has initiated and led the first comprehensive strategic planning process to unify the campus.
An internationally renowned electrical and computer engineer, Khosla previously served as Dean of the College of Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University.

Steven E. Koonin
Director, Center for Urban Science and Progress, NYU; former Under Secretary for Sciece, US department of Energy

Steven E. Koonin was appointed as the founding Director of NYU's Center for Urban Science and Progress in April 2012. That consortium of academic, corporate, and government partners will pursue research and education activities to develop and demonstrate informatics technologies for urban problems in the "living laboratory" of New York City. Dr. Koonin previously served as the U.S. Department of Energy's second Senate-confirmed Under Secretary for Science from May 19, 2009 through November 18, 2011. As the Chief Scientist at BP from 2004 to early 2009, Dr. Koonin developed the long-range technology strategy for alternative and renewable energy sources. In 1981 he became a professor of theoretical physics at Caltech and served as Chairman of the Faculty from 1989-1991. Dr. Koonin was the seventh provost of Caltech from 1995-2004.

Klaus Lindpaintner
Chief Science Officer and Director of Research, King Abdullah International Medical Research Center (KAIMRC)

Klaus Lindpaintner, MD, MPH, FACP serves as Chief Scientific Officer at Thermo Fisher Scientific. Previously, he held senior positions at Hoffman-La Roche, where he spearheaded the company's efforts in personalized health care; and on the faculty of Harvard Medical School. Klaus has co-authored more than 250 scientific papers, and holds honorary/adjunct professorships at Stanford, University of London, and Jiao Tong University. He serves on numerous boards for trade organizations, regulatory authorities, and non-governmental organizations on issues related to implementation novel technologies and on the ethical and societal impact of these technologies. Klaus graduated from Innsbruck University with a degree in medicine and from Harvard University with a degree in Public Health.

Dr. Thomas Mason
Senior Vice-President, Laboratory Operations, Battelle

Dr. Thomas E. Mason is Senior Vice-President of Laboratory Operations with Battelle. Previously he served as Director of Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). Thomas joined ORNL in 1998 as Scientific Director for the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) project. He was named Associate Laboratory Director (ALD) for SNS in 2001 and ALD for Neutron Sciences in 2006. Before joining ORNL, Thom was a faculty member in the Department of Physics at the University of Toronto. From 1992 to 1993, he was a Senior Scientist at Riso National Lab. He held a NSERC postdoctoral fellowship at AT&T Bell Labs from 1990-1992. With responsibility for governance and strategy across six U.S. Department of Energy's laboratories he has an interest in advancing materials, neutron, nuclear, and computational science to drive innovation and technical solutions relevant to energy and global security.

Henry A. McKinnell
Chairman, American Associates of the STS forum


Chairman of the Board, Moody's Corporation; former Chairman and CEO, Pfizer Inc

Chairman and Co-founder of the Academic Alliance Foundation, an organization dedicated to fighting infectious diseases in Africa by strengthening academic medical centers and building healthcare capacity through research, training, prevention, care, and treatment. Hank joined Pfizer Inc. in 1971 in Tokyo and over the years held positions of increasing responsibility around the world including serving as Chairman and CEO. Hank is currently the Chairman of Moody's Corporation. Holds a Bachelor's Degree in business from the University of B.C., and M.B.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business. Recipient Grand Cordon of the Order of the Rising Sun.

Marcia McNutt
President, National Academy of Sciences; former President and Editor-in-Chief of Science journals, American Association for the Advancement of Science

Marcia McNutt (B.A. in physics, Colorado College; Ph.D. in earth sciences, Scripps Institution of Oceanography) is a geophysicist and the 22nd president of the National Academy of Sciences. From 2013 to 2016, she was editor-in-chief of Science journals. McNutt was director of the U.S. Geological Survey from 2009 to 2013, during which time USGS responded to a number of major disasters, including the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. For her work to help contain that spill, McNutt was awarded the U.S. Coast Guard's Meritorious Service Medal. She is a fellow of the American Geophysical Union (AGU), Geological Society of America, American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the International Association of Geodesy. Her honors include membership in the American Philosophical Society and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In 1998, McNutt was awarded the AGU's Macelwane Medal for research accomplishments by a young scientist, and she received the Maurice Ewing Medal in 2007 for her contributions to deep-sea exploration.

Ellis Rubinstein
President and CEO, The New York Academy of Sciences; former Editor of Science magazine

Mr. Ellis Rubinstein is an innovator and change agent who has led the 200-year-old New York Academy of Sciences for 15 years, establishing one of the world’s greatest networks of leaders and experts. Partnering with the UN Secretary General and UN agency heads on sustainability; advising national leaders on science, technology and innovation; and driving over 1000 partnerships with corporations, universities and non-governmental organizations. The Academy has catalyzed unique initiatives in obesity & diabetes, Alzheimer's disease, "smart cities," early childhood development, and science and math education.

Hugh Thompson
Chief Technology Officer, Symantc Corporation

Dr. Hugh Thompson is Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Symantec, Program Committee Chairman of RSA Conference (www.rsaconference.com) and an Adjunct Professor in the Computer Science Department at Columbia University. Dr. Thompson is a world-renown expert in information security. He has co-authored three books on the topic including, How to Break Software Security: Effective Techniques for Security Testing (with Dr. James Whittaker, published by Addison-Wesley, 2003), and The Software Vulnerability Guide (with Scott Chase, published by Charles River 2005).

Keith Williams
President and CEO, UL LLC

Mr. Keith Williams is President and CEO of Underwriters Laboratories Inc. UL is an independent organization with a Mission to promote safe living and working environments for people. A graduate of Case Western Reserve University Keith had a 23 year career with General Electric. In 1997 Keith was named President, Asia-Pacific for Medtronic Inc., a position he held for five years. Keith also had US assignments as President, Spinal, Neurological & Diabetes Business Unit, and as Chief Quality & Regulatory Officer. Keith also serves on US China Business Council, US-ASEAN Business Council, National Fire Protection Association, Chicago Council on Global Affairs, World Business Chicago and Opera Memphis. Keith and his wife Kaori reside in metro Chicago.

Deborah Wince-Smith
President and CEO, Council on Competitiveness; President, Global Federation of Competitiveness Councils

Deborah Wince-Smith is the President & CEO of the Council on Competitiveness and President of the Global Federation of Competitiveness Councils. She has over 20 years of experience as a senior U.S. government official, as the first Senate-confirmed Assistant Secretary for Technology Policy in the Department of Commerce and Assistant Director for International Affairs in the Reagan White House.
A former member of the board of NASDAQ-OMX, she serves on the board of NanoMech, Inc., the Smithsonian National Board and the Secretary of State's International Economic Policy Advisory Committee. She is the vice-chair of the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on Competitiveness and the Women Corporate Directors, and a member of Japan's STS forum.
Ms. Wince-Smith earned a degree in classical archaeology from Vassar College. She earned her master's degree from King's College, Cambridge University and she received Honorary Doctorates in Humanities from Michigan State University and the University of Toledo.

Thomas Zacharia
Director, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Dr. Thomas Zacharia is the director of Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and is responsible for a $1.6 billion portfolio of basic and applied research and development conducted for the U.S. Department of Energy and other sponsors. He leads ORNL in its mission of delivering scientific discoveries and technical breakthroughs that accelerate the development and deployment of innovative solutions in clean energy and global security, creating economic opportunity for the nation.

Elias Zerhouni
President, Global Research & Development, Sanofi; former US Science Envoy and former Director, NIH

Elias Zerhouni, M.D., is the President, Global Research & Development, and a member of the Executive Committee for Sanofi. Dr. Zerhouni's academic career was spent at the renowned Johns Hopkins University and Hospital where he was professor of Radiology and Biomedical engineering and senior adviser for Johns Hopkins Medicine. He served as Chair of the Russell H. Morgan Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences, Vice Dean for Research and Executive Vice Dean of the School of Medicine from 1996 to 2002 before his appointment as Director of the National Institutes of Health from 2002 to 2008. In that position he oversaw the NIH's 27 Institutes and Centers with more than 18,000 employees and a budget of $29.5 billion (2008).

In November 2009, President Obama appointed Dr. Zerhouni as one of the first presidential U.S. science envoys.