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John Yochelson, president emeritus, contributes a wide range of high-level policy experience including 21 years of leadership with Building Engineering and Science Talent (BEST), 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. Under his leadership, BEST coordinated the nation’s first and most comprehensive search to identify effective diversity programs in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics across the full spectrum of pre-K-12 and higher education.  Mr. Yochelson remains actively engaged in the areas of development and execution of STEM program activities with particular focus on education and workforce development in cutting edge technologies.

President Emeritus