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John Yochelson, president, brings to his leadership position a wide range of high-level policy experience including the presidency of the U.S. Council on Competitiveness, an appointment to the President’s Export Council, and membership on the management team of the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Mr. Yochelson has been responsible for the development of BEST’s virtual business model, the core team selection, the national search for effective STEM programs, the interface with DoD management and leadership, and the management of relationships with national non-profit partners and other stakeholders. Mr. Yochelson continues to provide oversight in the areas of development and execution of STEM program activities; promotion of the K-16 STEM education and outreach efforts to encourage maximum participation; and the development of metrics and analysis methodologies.