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AAR Corp. CFOAir Products & Chemicals VP & GM Inc.Alabama Metal Industries Corporation, PresidentAlabama Metal Industries Corporation, PresidentAMETEK SVP, Human ResourcesAmerican Enterprise Institute Resident ScholarAmsted Industries VP, Global Sales & MarketingAmsted Rail PresidentAmsted Rail VP, Finance & CFOA.O. Smith Chairman, President, & CEOA.O. Smith President, APCOMArmstrong World Industries VP, Global EHSAtkore International VP, Business StrategyAZZ Incorporated SVP & COOBarnes Group Inc VP, Barnes Aerospace OEMBelden President, Industrial IT SolutionsBison Gear & Engineering President & CEOBison Gear & Engineering Chief Learning OfficerBorgWarner VP, Human ResourcesBrady Corp. VP, Business SystemsBroadwind Energy President & CEOBrazeway VP, Operations Brunswick Corp. VP Castle Metals Chief Commercial OfficerCaterpillar Group PresidentCaterpillar VP, Diversified Products DivisionCaterpillar IT Director, Manufacturing & Supply ChainCaterpillar IT DirectorCaterpillar Chief EconomistCaterpillar Lead Policy AdvisorCaterpillar Director of Corp. MarketingCharter NEX Films CEOCrown Holdings President, Specialty Packaging & ClosuresCrown Holdings Manager, Aluminum DevelopmentCrown Holdings Advisory EngineerCrown Holdings President, Beverage PackagingCrown Holdings VP, EHSCrown Holdings EVP, Technology & Regulatory AffairsDana Holding Corp. Director, Global Risk ManagementDayton Superior Corporation President & CEODayton Superior Corporation SVP, OperationsDayton Superior Corporation SVP, Canada & Global Sales/Mkting.Dayton Superior Corporation VP & CFODayton Superior Corporation VP, HRDeere & Co. Global Director, Enterprise ManufacturingDeere & Co. Manu. Engineering Knowledge LeaderDeloitte Vice ChairmanDeloitte PrincipalDeloitte PartnerDeloitte DirectorDeloitte Director, Consumer & IndustrialDeloitte Senior Manager, MarketingDMC PresidentEclipse GM, AmericasEconomist Intelligence Unit Global EconomistEJ Group Director, Casting ProductsEnPro Industries CFOESCO Corp. VP, Finance & CFOEsterline VP, FinanceEVA Dimensions EVPFlowserve ControllerFori Automation VP, SalesGeneral Electric CMOGerson Lehrman Group Business Development ManagerGibraltar Industries PresidentGibraltar Industries Corporate VP, Info ServicesGraco V & GMGraco Senior Product ManagerGraco Product ManagerGreenlee Textron VP, Integrated Supply ChainHandy & Harman Ltd President & CEO Hillenbrand SVP, Corporate Strategy & Industrial Products Hill-Rom Co. President & CEO Hubbell President & CEO Hubbell Division VPHubbell Division VPHubbell VP, HRHubbell EVP, Marketing & SalesHuntington Ingalls President & CEOIDEX Corp. VP, Fluid & MeteringIngersoll Rand President, EMEIA Climate Solutions Ingersoll Rand VP, Global Procurement Intel VP & GM Intel GM, Segments & Broad Market ITT Corporation VP & GM, Oil & Gas, ICS - BIW ConnectorITT Corporation VP, Total Rewards & Talent Man. ITT Corporation VP, HR ITT Corporation Corp. & Bus. Development ITT Corporation Director, Industrial Finance ITT Corporation Director, Integrated Supply Chain ITT Corporation Director, Strategic Accounts ITW VP & GM ITW Division Controller Johnson Controls, Inc. VP, Global Human Resources Kaman Corporation VP, Finance & CAOKennametal Inc. VP & CIOKoch Industries Global Accounting DirectorLeviton Manufacturing Co., Inc. Senior Director, Global SourcingLincoln Electric Chairman, President & CEOLindsay Corporation VP, Finance, Irrigation BusinessLockheed Martin Aerospace EngineerLittelfuse, Inc. SVP & CFOLuvata Sales ManagerM+W Group Senior Director, Development Makino President & CEO Marsh USA Inc. SVP Marsh USA Inc. AVP Marsh USA Inc. Managing Director Marsh USA Inc. Managing Director Marsh USA Inc. Managing Director MICO, Inc. President & CEOMilacron PresidentMilestone AV Technologies LLC President & CEOModine Manufacturing Co. VP, Commercial ProductsModine Manufacturing Co. Director, Business Planning & Dev.Moery Co. VPMSA Company President & CEOMSA Company President, MSA Asia, Australia, Africa, & Latin AmericaMSA Company President, MSA NAMSA Company Manager, Sales & DevelopmentMueller Water Products VP, Operational ExcellenceNAM SVP, External RelationsNavistar SVP, General Counsel & Chief Ethics Officer New Pig VP, Strategy Newell Rubbermaid Global VP, Supply ChainOkuma America Corp.President & COOOracle Marketing Cloud Senior Director, Industry SolutionsOracle Marketing Cloud Manufacturing Marketing PrincipalParker Hannifin Corp. EVP & CFOParker Hannifin Corp. Corporate Dir. of SecurityParker Hannifin Corp. VP, Sales & MarketingPentair Equipment Protection VP & GMRBC Capital Markets SVPRBC Capital Markets Director, Industrial & Diversified ServicesRBC Capital Markets Managing DirectorRBC Capital Markets Managing Director, M&ARemy International, Inc. President & CEORemy International, Inc. SVP & COORemy International, Inc. SVP & CHRORemy International, Inc. SVP, CFO & TreasurerRemy International, Inc. VP, Marketing & Strategic PlanningRockwell Automation VP & GM, Systems & Solutions BusinessRockwell Automation VP, Market DevelopmentRockwell Automation VP & GM, Motion Control BusinessRockwell Automation Chief Compliance OfficerRolls-Royce NA CFOSiemens Industry CEO, Siemens Industry Sector, USASiemens Industry Communications ManagerSiemens Industry President, Customer ServicesSiemens Industry SalesSiemens Industry Regional Sales DirectorSiemens Industry President, Industry AutomationSiemens Industry GM, Large DrivesSiemens Industry VP, Mechanical DrivesSiemens Industry VP, Value ServicesSiemens Industry Communications ConsultantSKF USA Inc. President & CEOSonoco Products Corp. President & CEOSonoco Products Corp. Staff VP, Global Operating Excellence Southco VP, OperationsSouthco Director of Marketing SpencerStuart VPSpencerStuart North American Practice LeaderStandard Textile VP, NA OperationsStanley Black & Decker Global President, Industrial/Auto RepairStanley Black & Decker CFOStanley Black & Decker President, Industrial/Automotive RepairStanley Black & Decker President, Infrastructure Solutions Textron President, Industrial Segment Thermal Transfer Products President The Timken Co. VP, Sales, AmericaVaristar PresidentVeritas Steel President & CEOXtek, Inc. President & CEO
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Wednesday, May 14, 2014
6:30 – 8 p.m
Opening Networking Reception
Thursday, May 15, 2014
8:45 – 9:45 a.m.
"The Click Moment: Seizing Opportunity in an Unpredictable World" Frans Johansson, CEO, The Medici Group
In his book The Click Moment, innovation and strategy guru Johansson illustrates how “success is random but randomness is ours to control.” He will explain how executives can harness unpredictability and maximize opportunity to make for a brighter future.
In his book The Medici Effect, entrepreneur and consultant Frans Johansson sought to shatter assumptions about how great ideas happen. His follow-up book, The Click Moment, challenges the idea that it is possible to strategize, plan, and analyze a way to success.
Johansson has advised executives from 30% of the Fortune 100, including IBM, Disney, Johnson & Johnson, and American Express, and has worked with startups, venture capital firms, government agencies, and universities. He has been featured on CNN, ABC, and CNBC and has written articles on healthcare, IT, and the science of sport fishing.
Raised in Sweden by his African-American/Cherokee mother and Swedish father, Johansson has lived his life at the intersection. He has founded a software company, an international healthcare firm, and a hedge fund.
He earned a B.S. in environmental science from Brown and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
10 – 11 a.m
"Outlook for Frontier and Emerging Markets"
Leader: Joseph Lake, Global Economist, Economist Intelligence Unit
Panelist: Don Johnson, Chief Economist, Caterpillar
Panelist: Derek Scissors, Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute
It’s a whole new world, one with new markets, opportunities, and risks. The quest for growth is shifting from China and Taiwan to regions such as North Africa, the Middle East, Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia. The panelists will detail their experiences with these markets, the potential for growth, and issues to monitor before and after expansion.
Bios: Joseph Lake The New York–based member of the Economist Intelligence Unit’s Global Forecasting Service providing insight and analysis on global political, economic, and business environments. He advises multinational corporations, policymakers, and private clients, and he is frequently quoted in the international media, including The New York Times, Reuters, and Bloomberg.
Lake specializes in monetary and fiscal policy, commodities, and emerging markets. He often speaks at conferences and seminars and presents the EIU’s views on the U.S. and global economies to clients and industry leaders.
Before joining the EIU, Lake was an economic advisor to the Tanzanian Ministry of Finance and worked as a hedge fund custodian in Ireland for PNC.
He holds degrees in business management from Dublin City University and Reims Management School and earned a master’s in economic development from the University of Nottingham.
Don A. Johnson
At Caterpillar, Don Johnson’s group’s responsibilities include preparing economic and industry outlooks for major global regions with a focus on machines, replacement parts, and power systems. He oversees monthly detailed machine forecasts for the company’s Machine Business Divisions. He and his colleagues support the company’s sales and operation planning process and maintain systems for forecasting and production scheduling. In the past, he managed the company’s foreign exchange, commodity, and interest rate hedging.
Johnson earned a Ph.D. in economics from Iowa State University and has spent much of his 40-year Caterpillar career as an economist. His assignments involved following all major global economies, including five years as chief economist for the regions of Europe, Africa, and the Middle East.
n his work at AEI, Dr. Derek Scissors studies Asian economic issues and trends, with a particular focus on China and India and their economic relations with the United States. He is also an adjunct professor at The George Washington University, where he teaches a course on the Chinese economy.
Before joining AEI, Scissors was a senior research fellow in the Asian Studies Center at the Heritage Foundation. He also worked in London for Intelligence Research Ltd., taught economics at Lingnan University in Hong Kong, and served as an action officer in international economics and energy for the Department of Defense.
He earned an A.B. in economics from the University of Michigan, an M.A. in economics from the University of Chicago, and a Ph.D. in international political economy from Stanford.
11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
"Manufacturers, Espionage, and Cybersecurity" General Michael Hayden, Former CIA and NSA Director
With his comprehensive knowledge about the threats of today and tomorrow, General Hayden is the perfect person to highlight the plans, intentions, and capabilities of America’s adversaries. He will provide attendees with rich insights on how to protect vitally important IP and corporate reputations.
As the head of the country’s keystone intelligence-gathering agency, Michael Hayden, a retired four-star general, was on the front line of geopolitical uncertainty, the war on terrorism, and the world’s political, economic, and security dangers.
Hayden was the country’s first principal deputy director of national intelligence, serving from 2005 to 2006. He oversaw the entire intelligence community, including the CIA, NSA, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, and the National Reconnaissance Office. In 2006, he became director of the CIA. From 1999 to 2005, Hayden was director of the NSA and chief of the Central Security Service after being appointed by President Clinton.
In his nearly 40-year military career, Hayden served as commander of the Air Intelligence Agency and director of the Joint Command and Control Warfare Center. He also held senior staff positions at the Pentagon, the headquarters of the U.S. European Command, the National Security Council, and the U.S. Embassy in Bulgaria.
Hayden served as a foreign policy adviser to Mitt Romney’s 2012 presidential campaign and has functioned as a commentator for major news outlets, valued for his expertise on intelligence matters. He was featured in the HBO documentary Manhunt, in which he noted his involvement with tracing Osama bin Laden’s courier and the person behind the pseudonym, Ibrahim Saeed.
Hayden is a principal at the Chertoff Group and a distinguished visiting professor at the George Mason University School of Public Policy.
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Breakout Session One "Getting the Price Right: The Analytics of Competitive Pricing" Jon Marten, EVP, Finance & Administration, and CFO, Parker Hannifin
Parker Hannifin takes a strategic approach to pricing its broad array of products, a process so effective that it earned a Wall Street Journal cover story. Marten will reveal lessons learned for maximizing profit margins while still competing effectively in the marketplace.
Jon Marten joined Parker as a financial analyst in the Aerospace Group in 1987. He advanced through several Division Controller positions, was vice president and controller for the Instrumentation Group and the Aerospace Group, served as assistant corporate controller, and was vice president and corporate controller. He has held his current position since November 2010.
Marten earned an undergraduate degree from Virginia Tech and an MBA from Baldwin Wallace College. He is a member of the MAPI CFO Council as well as Financial Executives International.
"Best Practices for High Performance Teams" Suzanne Burns, Vice President, SpencerStuart
Finding the right players to build a championship team takes significant time and effort. In this session, learn how leaders can more effectively build trust and accountability, rally a team around a common vision, and create a culture focused on delivering results, the first time and every time.
Suzanne Burns is a member of Spencer Stuart’s global Industrial Practice, serving multinational and U.S.-based manufacturing, distribution, and private equity clients. Her 25 years of industry experience has included growth-oriented roles in strategic planning, global expansion, mergers and acquisitions, sales, and marketing. Burns specializes in board, c-suite, and senior-level assignments as well as succession planning consultation across multiple sectors, functions, and regions.
Before joining Spencer Stuart, Burns served as chief talent officer for W.W. Grainger. She led the integration of the supply chain and distribution center networks of 11 previously acquired businesses into the company’s U.S. business model. She was also president of the Fluid Management subsidiary of IDEX. During her 17 years with Eaton, she served as division president and vice president / general manager of two global power quality businesses, oversaw the integration of hydraulic manufacturer Aeroquip-Vickers, and headed the company's international development, where she established 15 startup equity investments in Asia and Latin America. She began her career as a management consultant with A.T. Kearney.
Burns is active in her community and serves on the boards of the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago Foundation, Communities In Schools of Chicago, and Leadership Greater Chicago. She is a member of The Executives' Club of Chicago, University Club of Chicago, and the Association for Corporate Growth. She earned a B.S. from the University of Wisconsin and an MBA from Case Western Reserve University.
2:45 – 3:45 p.m.
Breakout Session Two "Exploring the 21st Century Revolution on the Shopfloor" Peter Neumeier, Aerospace Engineer, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company Paul Meloche, VP, Sales, Fori Automation
Technology is transforming how suppliers and customers interact, but it’s also
having a substantial impact on plant operations. In this session, Fori Automation
and Lockheed Martin Aeronautics will describe what they’re doing to revolutionize
the factory floor, making it a more dynamic and data-driven environment powered
by software and data every bit as much as by steel and electricity.
Bios: Peter Neumeier works within Lockheed Martin’s Manufacturing Technology organization
and he was the principal investigator for the F-35 Center Wing Automated Transport
He has three decades of aerospace industry experience in structural design, program management,
research and development, production, and commercial projects. Neumeier has
participated in several Air Force and Navy programs, including the F-117, YF-22, F-22,
F-35, P-3, S-3, and other Lockheed “Skunk Works” projects.
He earned a B.S. in aerospace engineering and mechanics from the University of Minnesota
and an MBA from Coles College of Business at Kennesaw State.
Paul Meloche joined Fori Automation in June 2003. He is responsible for the strategic
management of global sales and marketing at the company’s seven global locations. He
was previously sales manager at Kramer Air Tool.
During his tenure at Fori, global sales have grown from $37 million to $145 million, in part
through technology transfer from automotive to non-automotive industries. The company
has added design and manufacturing facilities in China, India, Mexico, and Brazil.
Meloche serves on Automation Alley’s International Business Services Advisory Council and
participates in the Global Tooling Alliance. He works with local government organizations and
high schools to promote the importance of vocational school curriculums.
Meloche graduated from Michigan State University with a BSME in applied engineering and
an associate degree in business.
"Developing a Best-in-Class Talent Pipeline" Kim Bors, VP, Global Human Resources, Johnson Controls, Inc.
Effectively developing and managing talent is an imperative for sustaining growth. This session will focus on integrated best practices employed in strategic talent management, including effective stewardship and assessment initiatives.
Kimberly Bors has worked at Johnson Controls since 2009. From 2003 to 2009, she was employed by IDEX, where she served as the president of fluid management/dispensing, American operations; global chief marketing officer; vice president of human resources; and vice president of global human resources and corporate communications.
Bors served as the vice president of people and process integration of the Boat Group of Brunswick Corporation from 2000 to 2002. From 1985 to 2003, she held executive management positions with Brunswick Corporation, Browning-Ferris Industries, Outboard Marine, and Pennzoil. She served as the president of Chris-Craft Boats, a division of Outboard Marine, from 1998 to 2000. She also served as the vice president of human resources of Outboard Marine from 1995 to 1998. At Integrated Freight Corporation, she served as an independent director in 2011 and 2012.
Bors earned a BBA in 1985 and an MBA in 1989 from the University of Houston.
4 – 5 p.m.
"Manufacturing More Competitively in America"
Leader: Helmuth Ludwig, CEO, Siemens Industry Sector USA
Panelist: William “Will” Powers, CFO, Rolls Royce North America, Inc.
Panelist: Jim Robinson, GM, Segments and Broad Market, Intel
A strong and vibrant manufacturing sector is central to America’s innovation engine and long-term economic success. As global demand becomes increasingly volatile, though, manufacturers are turning operational and customer data into assets, providing a competitive edge. In this session, learn what companies are doing to increase productivity and maximize operational agility, and how they’re using smart manufacturing technologies to build a brighter tomorrow.
Bios: Helmuth Ludwig is responsible for all business activity and executive management of the Siemens Industry Sector business in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and Central America. In his 20 years with Siemens, Ludwig has held a broad range of strategic leadership positions.
He joined Siemens in 1990, working in corporate strategy developing regional business plans. After serving as general manager of Siemens' first organization in Kazakhstan, he joined the Automation and Drives group in Germany. He then became head of the Energy and Industry division in Buenos Aires. Later, he became president of the Systems and Software House within the Automation and Drives headquarters in Germany.
Ludwig then moved to the Systems Engineering Business Unit as president before being appointed president of Siemens PLM Software, a business acquired in 2007. In 2010, he became responsible for the global communications activities of the Industry Sector's Industry Automation division. He was promoted to his current position in October 2011.
Ludwig holds a master's in industrial engineering from the University of Karlsruhe, an MBA from the University of Chicago, and a doctorate from Christian-Albrechts-University. He is an adjunct professor for corporate strategy at Southern Methodist University's Cox School of Business. He is fluent in German, English, and Spanish.
Jim Robinson is the General Manager of the Segments and Broad Market Division for Intel’s Internet of Things Solutions Group (ISG), responsible for delivering a comprehensive go-to-market, ecosystem and channel strategy to serve thousands of ODM and OEM customers and cultivate new business to grow the intelligent systems market segment. This includes key ISG market segments such as Industrial, Energy, Medical, Print imaging, Digital Surveillance & Security, and Military/Aerospace/Government. Jim’s organization is also responsible for managing ISG’s supply/demand/revenue/pricing, and long life product delivery, as well as product documentation readiness.
Jim joined Intel in 2000 as a member of the Industry Marketing team within the Embedded Intel Architecture (IA) Division. Since then, Jim has held a variety of positions within Intel, including Embedded IA Channel marketing manager, Pricing director, and Business Operations director. Jim holds a Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts from Hamilton College in Clinton, NY and a Masters of Business Administration from Arizona State University WP Carey School of Business.
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Friday, May 16, 2014
8 – 9 a.m.
"Understanding and Managing Different Generations in the Workforce" Neil Howe, Demographer, Economist and Historian
Howe is the nation’s leading thinker on today’s generations—who they are, what motivates them, and how they shape America’s future. This session will help executives understand how the unique needs and traits of each generation impact marketing, workforce communication, and strategic planning.
Neil Howe is a renowned authority on generations in America and provides powerful insights into today’s generations, what motivates them as consumers and workers, and how they shape the future.
He is a founding partner of LifeCourse Associates and is a personnel, marketing, and government affairs consultant for corporate and nonprofit clients. He is senior advisor to the Concord Coalition and senior associate to the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
Howe has coauthored several books on generations with William Strauss. Their first book, Generations, is a history of America told as a sequence of generational biographies. His other books include 13th Gen, The Fourth Turning, and Millennials Rising.
His work has been featured on 60 Minutes, The Atlantic, The Washington Post, The New York Times, American Demographics, andUSA Weekend. He has drafted numerous Social Security reform plans and testified on entitlements before Congress. He often writes about budget policy and aging as well as attitudes toward economic growth, social progress, and stewardship.
Howe received a B.A. at Berkeley and earned graduate degrees in economics and history from Yale.
9:15 – 10:15 a.m.
"Cracking the Genetic Code of High-Performing Manufacturers"
Leader: Craig Giffi, Vice Chairman, Deloitte
Panelist: Christopher Mapes, Chairman, President & CEO, Lincoln Electric Holdings
Panelist: Steven H. Wunning, Group President, Caterpillar Inc.
What enables high-performing manufacturers to excel consistently? How are they positioning themselves for the future and differentiating themselves? This panel will examine the capabilities that set high-performing manufacturers apart from their competitors in generating and sustaining growth.
Bios: Craig Giffi leads Deloitte’s multi-year Manufacturing Competitiveness research initiative, through which he works with the U.S. Council on Competitiveness to identify critical drivers of competitiveness for nations and companies as well as the ranking of countries based on manufacturing CEO input from around the world. He plays a key role in Deloitte’s manufacturing research efforts with the World Economic Forum and the Manufacturing for Growth project.
As a board member of the Manufacturing Institute, he focuses on manufacturing talent, innovation, and contributions to the American economy and participates as a subject matter specialist with NAM on their efforts to shape the debate on the issues most important to manufacturers.
Giffi is co-author of the book Competing in World-Class Manufacturing and has been a guest lecturer at the GE Whitney Symposium, the Global Federation of Competitiveness Councils, the World Economic Forum’s annual session, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and the Aspen Institute. He has also testified before the U.S. Congress on Deloitte’s research.
Christopher L. Mapes was appointed chairman at Lincoln Electric Holdingsin December 2013 and president and CEO in December 2012. He joined the company in 2011 as COO, though he was elected to the Lincoln Board in 2010 while serving as executive vice president of A. O. Smith and president of its Electrical Products unit. Prior to his career at A. O. Smith, Mapes was president of motor sales and marketing at Regal Beloit and president of the Global OEM Business Group at Superior Essex.
Mapes serves on the boards of MAPI, NAM, Greater Cleveland Partnership, and Manufacturing Advocacy & Growth Network.
He earned a B.S. from Ball State University, a J.D. from University of Toledo, and an MBA from Kellogg School of Management.
Steven Wunning has administrative responsibility for Caterpillar’s Resource Industries Group, which includes the following divisions: Advanced Components & Systems, Integrated Manufacturing Operations, Mining Products, Mining Sales & Marketing, and Product Development & Global Technology.
He is a member of the boards of MAPI, Black & Veatch, Kennametal, the American Red Cross, Missouri University of Science and Technology, and the National Mining Association.
Wunning earned an undergraduate degree in metallurgical engineering from the University of Missouri at Rolla and an executive MBA from the University of Illinois.
10:15 – 11:15 a.m.
"Building a Smarter Tomorrow" Mae Jemison, American Physician and NASA Astronaut
Knowledge of science and technology propels individuals, businesses, and societies. No one knows this better than Mae Jemison: not only did she become the first African-American woman to travel in space, but as a physician she has helped improve the lives of people around the world as a medical officer in the Peace Corps. Now “Dr. Mae” promotes an appreciation of the importance of science and math among children and adults alike through her Dorothy Jemison Foundation, while her Jemison Group brings advanced technology to societies around the globe.
Dr. Mae Jemison, the first woman of color in the world to go into space, served six years as a NASA astronaut. She flew aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour in 1992 and was NASA’s first science mission specialist performing experiments in material science, life science, and human adaptation to weightlessness.
After she left NASA, she started The Jemison Group, which explores and develops stand-alone science and technology programs and companies. In 1994, she founded the international science camp The Earth We Share for students 12-16 years old. Jemison currently leads 100 Year Starship, an initiative funded by DOD to ensure that human interstellar space travel to another star is possible within the next 100 years.
Jemison serves on the boards of Kimberly-Clark, Scholastic, Valspar, Morehouse College, and Texas Medical Center. She has provided commentary for the BBC, Nightline, NPR, and CNN.
Prior to NASA, Jemison was a Peace Corps medical officer for 2.5 years. She earned a B.S. in chemical engineering from Stanford University and an M.D. from Cornell.