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Chris Culbert

Chris Culbert

Chairman of the BoardFIRST in Texas

Chief Technology Officer NASA - Johnson Space Center

Mr. Culbert has been a long time supporter of For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology and has served on the FIRST in Texas Foundation board for many years. … Continue reading Chris Culbert

Ray Almgren

Ray Almgren

Chief Marketing OfficerSwiftSensors, Inc.

Ray Almgren evangelizes the importance of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education as a member of the For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology () in Texas board … Continue reading Ray Almgren

Piyush Bhargava

Piyush Bhargava

Vice-President, Global OperationsDell Technologies

Piyush Bhargava is a a vice-president, global operations at Dell Technologies. He leads a global organization responsible for procurement and partner management of Dell’s human capital, customer facing services, human-resource … Continue reading Piyush Bhargava

Jeff Fleece

Jeff Fleece

Chief Technology Officer, Digital TechnologyBaker Hughes Company

Jeff Fleece currently serves as the Chief Technology Officer, Digital Technology, at Baker Hughes Company. He is responsible for the enterprises architecture, infrastructure, IT operations, and cloud organization and previously … Continue reading Jeff Fleece

Caroline Joiner

Caroline Joiner

Public PolicyAmazon

Caroline Joiner has more than two decades of experience in government affairs, political consulting, grassroots organizing and strategic communications. She is a seasoned advocacy veteran with deep experience in technology … Continue reading Caroline Joiner

Larry Lentz

Larry Lentz

OwnerLarry Lentz CPA

Larry is a Certified Public Accountant with twenty plus years of experience in public accounting. His practice is in the tax preparation and planning area. He is the owner of Larry … Continue reading Larry Lentz

Hiren Majmudar

Hiren Majmudar

Vice President of Compute Business UnitGLOBALFOUNDRIES

Hiren Majmudar is a Vice President, Compute Business Unit at GLOBALFOUNDRIES.   Hiren leads Corporate Development (M&A, Equity, Partnerships) and also drives Business Development activities (Partnerships, Strategic account growth etc.). Prior to … Continue reading Hiren Majmudar

Len Rucinski

Len Rucinski

Executive Director of Crude Supply and TradingValero Energy Corp

Len Rucinski is a longtime advocate of community based education of our youth.  He spent 10 years supporting Junior Achievement bringing economic understanding to children starting as early as Kindergarten … Continue reading Len Rucinski

Steve Schaffer

Steve Schaffer

Advisor, Investor, Entrepreneur, STEM advocate

Steve is an advocate for STEM education and project based learning. He has been involved with FIRST since 2013. Steve Schaffer has more than 30 years of experience growing both … Continue reading Steve Schaffer

Cindy Stong

Cindy Stong

Chief Judge Advisor, FIRST Robotics CompetitionFIRST

Cynthia Stong graduated from Seattle University with a degree in mechanical engineering in 1989 and worked for The Boeing Company 1980 to retirement in 2009.  She completed a MBA from … Continue reading Cindy Stong

Eric J. van Gemeren

Eric J. van Gemeren

Chief Transformation OfficerFlowserve Corporation

Rich Wells

Rich Wells

Vice President of Operations, U.S. Gulf Coast Site Director, Texas Operations President & CEOUnion Carbide Corporation - The Dow Chemical Company

Over the course of his 36-year career with The Dow Chemical Company, Rich Wells has held leadership roles in a wide range of areas, including Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering (M&E), … Continue reading Rich Wells