Senior executives with diverse marketing, scientific, and business backgrounds serve on the Edison Awards Steering Committee to monitor the development and successful launch of innovative products each year.

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Past Steering Committee Members

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Sandra Bates
CEO & Founder, The Innovation Partners
Sarah Miller Caldicott
Sarah Miller Caldicott
Great Grand Niece of Thomas Edison and Co-author of Innovate Like Edison
Gary Fischman
Gary Fischman
Owner and Principal, Future Strategy Solutions
Simon Fung
Simon Fung
Senior Product Development Specialist, 3M Corporation
Joyce Gioia
Joyce Gioia
President and CEO, Herman Group
Matthew Heim
Matthew Heim
Executive Vice President, inno360
Walter Herbst
Walter Herbst
Director - Master of Product Design and Development Program, Professor, McCormick School of Engineering, Northwestern University
Dirk Hondmann
Dirk Hondmann
Senior Vice President, Research & Development, Mead Johnson Nutrition
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Gail Buerger Kerr
Managing Consultant at Gail Buerger Kerr and Associates

Philip T. Krein
Philip T. Krein
Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Dr. Robert S. Langer
Dr. Robert S. Langer
Sc.D., Institute Professor, Dept of Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Bret Lewis
Bret Lewis
Managing Director, Xenergy Holdings
David Parma
David Parma
President, Ipsos Marketing U.S.
Colonel John P. Powell
Col. John P. Powell
President, PAMCO Investments Corp.
Sheree Speakman
Sheree Speakman
President, CIE Learning
Tom Stat
Tom Stat
Innovation Thought Leader and Consultant; Former Associate Partner, IDEO