In today’s market, R&D organizations must compete to attract and retain the top early career technical talent. Using the results of several case studies and a survey completed by 350+ early career professionals, this research project will be reporting out on key elements of an early career recruitment and development experience that maximize the mutual benefit for the employee and employer and enhances retention of top talent.
Marcie Zaharee, Ideation & Innovation Manager, MITRE Corporation
Dr. Marcie Zaharee brings 20 years of experience in academia, government,
and industry to MITRE. Her career path includes human resources management, industrial
security, knowledge management, intelligence analysis, systems engineering, and
training & development. Her diverse career has brought her to a unique point
of her career administering MITREs innovation program.
Marcie has taught Business courses at Western NE College, Webster
University and has been a guest lecturer at Columbia University. She currently
teaches a Management & Leadership certificate program at Middlesex
Marcie holds degrees in Business Management (BS), Business Education
(MS), and Computing Technology in Education (PhD).
Stewart Mehlman, EAG
Stewart, a member and past chair of the IRI Emeriti, currently managing member of SKM Direction LLC where he provides technology management consulting to select clients. He retired from Praxair after a 35 year career in 2012. He currently serves on the Knowledge Leadership Team of IRI. He is a member of the Licensing Executives Society (LES) and the Association of Iron and Steel Technology (AIST).
Susan Neylon, President, ITECS
Susan Neylon has 30 years of experience in business/technology development. She excels at strategy, technical and new business development, commercialization, global expansion, and creating and leading organizations. In her role as founder and president of ITECS Consulting, she has helped clients secure government grants, establish partnerships, buy and sell technology, and optimize innovation efforts. Prior to forming ITECS, Susan was vice president of technology at both ECC and Owens Corning. In that role, she managed a $140 million budget and created and led organizations in North America, Europe, and China, supporting businesses that ranged in size from $33 million to over $5 billion.