Meet the Board of Directors,
NASA Liaison with CME, STEM Program
Resources, Event Co-Chairs, Volunteers


Board of Directors

Meet the Board members dedicated to advancing science and industry

Steve Barnett

CME Co-Chair

Ksenia Takhistova

CME Co-Chair

Owen Jappen

CME Secretary

Robert Nolan

CME Treasurer

Karin Bartels


"CME initiatives on STEM programs encourage students to accelerate sustainable innovation are essential in solving the challenges facing humanity...”
Seifi Ghasemi, Air Products Chairman

Steve D’Incelli

SK Capital

Marios Hatzikyriakou

Jackson Oliver Capital

Brian Orkin

Arsenal Capital

Guy Penard



NASA Liaison & Other STEM Program Resources

Tara Ruttley

NASA Liaison with CME

Michael Meador

Former Director of NNCO

George Rodriguez

CME STEM Program

Barbra Lawson

Administrative Assistant


Partial List of CME Signature Event Co-Chairs

Visionary STEM leaders who support diverse STEM professionals

Bob Patel


Mathai Mammen

Global Head of R&D

Peter Coors

Board Chair

Seifi Ghasemi

Chairman, President and CEO

Jim Fitterling

Chairman and CEO

"Thank you for supporting CME and all of the good work that it does to support STEM education. The future of our industry really depends on these rising stars that you see around you ...”
Jim Fitterling, Dow Chairman & CEO


STEM Volunteers

Meet the present and past volunteers who propel STEM programs

Cicely Shillingford

Formulation Scientist

Pamela Penawou

Student Volunteer

Paloma Beraldo

STEM Volunteer

"Congratulations to CME on great leadership and fantastic work in organizing such a successful Leadership Awards event!" Paloma N. Beraldo, VP at EY-Parthenon, former CME student volunteer.

Debra Rooker

STEM Volunteer

Anna Powers

STEM Volunteer

Anahit Stepanyan

Student Volunteer

Xiao Zhong

STEM Volunteer

David Ferber

STEM Volunteer


Past Board Chairs

2018 - 2019

Adam Closson

2015 - 2017

Charles Brumlik

2009 - 2015

George Rodriguez

2006 - 2009

Regis W. Schultis, Jr.

2000 - 2005

Joseph M. Marasco

1992 - 1999

Joseph Pilaro


Donald Spangler


Robert Vaughn


Les Cline

1987 - 1988

Robert Manley


Robert Titus


David Deutsch


Bill Kopulsky

1954 - 1957

Carl Sears

Featured events

2021. 09. 23 11 am - 12 pm ET

Webinar Only

Hexion: Sharpening Innovation for Growth

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Craig RogersonHexion

2021. 10. 21 11 am - 12 pm ET

Webinar Only

Reopening the World Under Deep Uncertainty

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Sam SamdaniMcKinsey
Shah KarimSafeRock CEO
Matthew TruppoJohnson & Johnson

2021. 12. 07 11 am - 2:30 pm ET

New York, Metropolitan Club

9th CME STEM Leadership Awards

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Seifi GhasemiAir Products
Daniel D’AnielloThe Carlyle Group
Ken FrazierCME 2021 Honoree for Corporate Reinvention
James GreenNASA