About the Roundtable

Graduate education in the United States plays a critical role in the success of the U.S. workforce and economy. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that occupations requiring at least a master’s degree for entry will grow at a much faster rate than occupations that call for less education. To ensure graduate schools continue to respond to rapidly changing workforce demands, strong connections between graduate schools and employers are more important than ever.

To strengthen these connections, CGS has formed a small group of senior leaders representing employers of graduate degree holders in various fields and organizations serving higher education. The Employer Roundtable advises the CGS President on workforce issues and is the leading voice on graduate student workforce preparedness.

CGS Employer Roundtable Members

Chair, CGS Employer Roundtable
Stanley S. Litow
Accenture Professor of the Practice
Duke University & Trustee, State University of New York
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Suzanne T. Ortega
President
Council of Graduate Schools
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Lisa Amini
Director
IBM Research Cambridge
Charles R. Craig
Sr. Vice President - Science & Technology Director - Administration & Operations
Corning Incorporated
Ken Eisner
Director, Learning Systems
Amazon
Aimee Kennedy
Senior Vice President, Human Resources
Battelle
Richard Kurin
Distinguished Scholar and Ambassador-at-Large
Smithsonian Institution
Jose Lima
Vice President, Quality for the Restorative Therapies Group (RTG)
Medtronic
Tiffani Shaw
Chief of Staff
Clarivate
Mark Turner
CEO
Optimal Solutions Group LLC & Co-Founder, Revelo Software LLC
Christopher Valentino
Chief Strategy Officer
Peraton
Sean Woodroffe
Senior Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer
TIAA