Integration in Action: Views from the Outside

          (Industry and Government panel)
          Moderator: Stacie Raucci, Union College


Sarah Bittleman

Sarah Bittleman is a Senior Advisor to USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack specializing in all energy issues, as well as Environmental Protection Agency issues.  Bittleman previously worked for the Department of the Interior, the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives on a range of policy and strategic development issues involving agriculture, energy, natural resources and climate change. She holds a Master of Public Administration from East Carolina University, a Juris Doctorate from Tulane University of Law School and a BA in Political Science from Union College in New York.


Stephen MacMinn

Dr. Steve MacMinn is currently the Chief Technology Officer at GlobalSpec, an online marketplace for targeted search, information services and e-publishing connecting buyers and suppliers in industry. Dr. MacMinn received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Lehigh University, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University. Dr. MacMinn holds thirteen U.S. and international patents. He is the author or co-author of eleven publications.


Karen St.Germain

Dr. Karen St.Germain works at the Pentagon for the Office of the Secretary of Defense, in the Space and Intelligence Office. She is responsible for the oversight of Over-Head Persistent Infrared capability - the infrared satellite capability that supports missile warning, ballistic missile defense, technical intelligence, and battlespace characterization.  She received her BS degree in electrical engineering from Union College, and her Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.