Leadership

Founder

Dean Kamen - President, DEKA Research & Development Corporation

Board of Directors

Kelly Ortberg - Co-Chair; Former Chairman & CEO of Rockwell Collins and CEO of Collins Aerospace

Donald Bossi - Co-Chair & Secretary; Technology Venture Partners, General Partner

Richard L. Clemmer - Co-Chair; Former Chief Executive Officer & President, NXP Semiconductors

Dr. Laurie Leshin - Vice Chair; President, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Dr. Vincent Wilczynski - Treasurer; Deputy Dean, Yale School of Engineering & Applied Science & James S. Tyler Director of the Center for Engineering Innovation & Design

Dean Kamen - Founder; President, DEKA Research & Development Corporation

John E. Abele - Founding Chairman, Retired, Boston Scientific Corporation

Ursula Burns - Senior Advisor of Teneo Ltd

Leanne G. Caret - President & Chief Executive Officer, Boeing Defense, Space & Security

Dr. Robin N. Coger - Dean, College of Engineering, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (A&T)

Karen Horting - Executive Director & CEO, Society of Women Engineers

Dr. Paul E. Jacobs - Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, XCOM Labs, Inc.

Scott McKay - Former Executive Vice President & Chief Strategy Officer, Genworth Financial

Blake Moret - Chairman & CEO, Rockwell Automation

David Siegel - Co-Chairman, Two Sigma

Dr. Melissa Smith - Staff User Experience Researcher, Google/YouTube

Raj Subramaniam - President, Chief Operating Officer and Director, FedEx Corp.

Honorary Directors

J.T. Battenberg III - Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Retired, Delphi Corporation

Francois Castaing - Executive Vice President, Retired, Chrysler Corporation

L. John Doerr III - Chairman, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

Gary L. Tooker - Chairman of the Board, Retired, Motorola, Inc.

James R. Utaski - FIRST Chairman: 2000-2002; Corporate Mergers & Acquisitions Officer, Retired, Johnson & Johnson

Senior Advisors

Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson - President, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen - Deputy Chairman of the Board, LEGO Foundation & KIRKBI A/S

Dr. William P. Murphy, Jr. - Founder, Cordis Corporation

Steve Sanghi - Chairman of the Board, President & Chief Executive Officer, Microchip Technology, Inc.

The Honorable Jeanne Shaheen - United States Senator, New Hampshire

Josh Weston - Honorary Chairman, Automatic Data Processing, Inc.

Executive Advisory Board

Dr. Woodie Flowers (1943 - 2019) EAB Chair Emeritus & Distinguished Advisor

Kevin Ross - Co-Chair; Founder, FIRST Washington

Heidi Sipe - Co-Chair; Superintendent, Umatilla Public Schools

Charlie Ackerman - Senior Vice President, Human Resources North America, Robert Bosch LLC

Ray Almgren - Chief Operating Officer, Swift Sensors, Inc.

Gail Alpert - President, FIRST in Michigan

Susie Armstrong - Senior Vice President of Engineering, Qualcomm

Mark Breadner - Co-Founder and Former President, FIRST Canada

Cosema (Connie) Crawford, P.E. - Director of P3 Rail, Itinera Infrastructures and Concessions

Greg Hale - Vice President & Chief Safety Officer, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts

Luan Heimlich - Manager, Technology-based Outreach, Department of Engineering, Macquarie University

Jahmy J. Hindman - Chief Technology Officer, Deere & Company

James E. Heppelmann - President & Chief Executive Officer, PTC

Kent H. Hughes - Public Policy Scholar, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

Esben Staerk Jørgensen - President, LEGO® Education

David Lavery - Program Executive for Solar System Exploration, NASA

Ceci Neumann - Independent Law Practice Professional

Cate Prescott - Global Vice President of Human Resources, NI

Nancy Quan - SVP, Chief Technical Officer, The Coca-Cola Company

FIRST Leadership Team

Chris Rake - Interim President

Ron Falcone - Chief Sourcing Officer

Erica Newton Fessia - Vice President, Global Field Operations

Mark Giordono - Vice President, Development & Alumni Relations

Amy Lynn Hunt - Chief People Officer

Danielle Pliska - Vice President, Finance