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Laura Neuman, Anne Aruncel County Executive

Laura Neuman, Anne Arundel County Executive, will give welcoming remarks at RMI’s March 27th Women in Next Gen Manufacturing and Engineering forum, hosted in Anne Arundel County at the National Electronic Museum. She brings her extensive business credentials as a CEO to county government. She has held positions with multiple companies, including T. Rowe Price, Digex, Global Payment Systems (previously National Data Corporation), and CAIS Internet. Her most notable achievement in business was building a technology startup called Matrics from scratch, raising $17 million in venture capital and establishing a successful company that eventually sold for $230 million.

Neuman’s business accomplishments did not come easy. She was able to convince Loyola University to enroll her in its Master of Business Administration program without a high school diploma (she did earn a Graduate Educational Development certificate) or an undergraduate degree. She went on to earn her master’s degree in business in 2000, and later completed the executive program at Stanford Business School.

Among her numerous awards and recognitions are Most Influential Marylander, Top 100 Women in Maryland, Trailblazer by the Forum for Women Entrepreneurs and Spirited Women of Baltimore, in Balance. Neuman, who herself experienced sexual violence as a teenager, helped bring her attacker to justice many years later and established the Laura Neuman Foundation, which empowers rape victims to act as their own advocates to get their cases resolved.

Women in Next Generation Manufacturing and Engineering – Hosted by RMI and Northrop Grumman  Electronic Systems

Next generation manufacturing depends on diverse strategies, new leadership styles and a background in STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. To remain competitive in the global marketplace, Maryland manufacturers need to know how to transform diversity into opportunity. This event offers a panel/audience discussion for anyone who wants to learn about successful women leaders in NextGenM .

The event will be held March 27, 2014 from 8 to 11:30 a.m., at the National Electronics Museum (1745 West  Nursery Rd, Linthicum Heights, MD 21090). The costs are $35.00 per RMI member  and $45.00 for a non-member (membership info here) .

RMI is giving students and teachers the opportunity to attend for free, but they must register here.

For more information or sponsorship details, contact Mike Galiazzo at 410-771-8111.


8:00 – 8:50 continental breakfast networking

8:50 – Welcome and introductions – Mike Galiazzo, President, RMI

8:55 – 9:10 Welcome & Remarks – Laura Neuman, County Executive, Anne Arundel County

9:10  -9:15  Today’s Program – Moderator – Mary Kay Burch, Vice President of Communications, Intelligence and Networking Solutions for the Land and Self Protection Systems Division of  Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems,  Member, RMI Board of Directors.

9:15 – 9:30   Remarks – Gloria A. Flach, Corporate Vice President and President, Northrop Grumman  Electronic Systems

9:30 – 10:30 Panel – Moderator – Mary Kay Burch

Nichole Hickson-Oliver, Personnel Director, General Motors, Baltimore Operations

Susan (Suzy) Ganz ,  CEO and Chair of Lion Brothers, Member RMI Board of Directors

Jenny  Regan , CEO of Key Tech

Kay Rand, Vice President of Mission Assurance, Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems (ES) sector

10:30 -11:30 Community Conversations with the Audience



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