Alvin Katz, Chair, MIDC Board of Directors, and Barry Bogage, Executive Director, MIDC, congratulated the outstanding slate of new MIDC Board members.
Current Board members include: Michael Adelstein, Potomac Photonics; Lew Berman, PhD; Mark Davis, M&T Bank; Steve Dubin, SDA Ventures; Yair Flicker, Smart Logic; Alvin Katz, KatzAbosch; David Kuntz, American Office; Yehuda Neuberger; Jay Radov, Pegasus Insurance; Yifat Alon-Perel, Embassy of Israel; Secretary Kelly Schultz, Maryland Department of Commerce; Hanan Sibel; and Jack Zager, Diamond Point Metals.
The MIDC thanks outgoing Board member, Lynn Shapiro Snyder, Epstein Becker Green for her leadership and support.
ESTI CARMELI has held several executive positions at Stanley Black & Decker. Currently, she is Vice President, Construction Solutions. Formerly, she has held the roles of Vice President, Storage; Vice President Hand Tools & Storage, Construction; and President, Emerging Market Hand Tools & Storage. Prior to Stanley Black & Decker, Esti was General Manager, Seamless Division at Delta Galil, a major Israeli textile company. Esti attend the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology where she received a BA in Industrial Engineering.
GAIL JAVITT is a Director at the law firm Hyman, Phelps & McNamara, P.C. (“HPM”) and will provide strategic FDA regulatory advice for leading medical device, diagnostics, pharmaceutical, biological products, human cellular and tissue-based products (HCT/Ps) throughout the product lifecycle.
In addition, Gail has published and spoken widely on issues at the intersection of law, science, ethics and policy, including FDA regulation of clinical trials, genetic testing, precision medicine and next generation sequencing. Gail’s academic experience has included serving as a faculty member at the Berman Institute of Bioethics at Johns Hopkins University and as an adjunct professor at the Georgetown University Law Center, American University’s Washington College of Law and the University of Maryland School of Law. She earned her J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School, her Master’s in Public Health from Johns Hopkins University and her B.A., phi beta kappa, magna cum laude, from Columbia College.
KAREN MANDELBAUM is a Senior Counsel in the Health Care and Life Sciences practice, in the Washington, DC, office of Epstein Becker Green. She has deep experience in all aspects of cyber security and data privacy.
Ms. Mandelbaum received the 2018 CMS Administrator’s Honor Award for Execution of Major Projects in appreciation of her contributions to the New Medicare Card Initiative. She also received the 2017 Administrator’s Honor Award for Organizational Excellence in recognition of her contributions to developing the Website Notices for Healthcare.gov and Medicare.gov as part of the Office of Communications Marketing and Privacy Team.
STEVE MENSH is Senior Vice President & General Manager, Textron Systems’ Electronic Systems & Geospatial Solutions, as well as a member of the Textron Systems Executive Leadership Team. Textron Systems develops and integrates products, services and support for aerospace and defense customers, as well as civil and commercial customers including those in law enforcement, security, border patrol and critical infrastructure protection around the globe. Electronic Systems is a diverse, multi-national organization known for its flight line, intermediate and depot test products and services, electronic warfare simulators, automated test equipment and high-fidelity training devices. Geospatial Solutions is an advanced geospatial intelligence solutions and services organization known for its global and national defense, humanitarian assistance, healthcare, forestry, urban planning product and service lines. Prior to assuming his current position, Steve was vice president of programs, with responsibilities ranging from management of personnel and investment resources to proposal and research activities. Before joining Textron Systems, Steve supported Aeronautical Radio Incorporated (ARINC) as technical director, while concurrently serving as program director, responsible for growing the company’s aviation and avionics modernization business. He also was director of business development for multiple ARINC business areas and led many program and proposal development activities as a program manager and project engineer. Steve began his career at the company as electronics engineer before moving into roles with increasing levels of responsibility. Steve earned a bachelor’s degree in physics from Loyola University Maryland and has continued his education through several courses in management and business development, including Textron’s Senior Executive Leadership Program at Duke University and the Executive Leadership Program at the Thunderbird School of Global Management.
JANIE TIEDEMAN is a Vice President and Regional Business Line Leader for AECOM’s Southeast Region Transportation Practice, covering Maryland, Virginia, Washington, DC, and West Virginia. AECOM is a global infrastructure company providing design, architecture, engineering and consulting services for transportation, water, environmental, energy, buildings and public spaces. Janie started her career with AECOM in 1992, beginning as a structural engineer and taking on increasing levels of responsibility since then. She oversees a wide array of market sectors, including planning and design for bridge, highway, transit, and aviation projects. She has been involved with many exciting projects in the region, such as I-395 Express Lanes, Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge, Arlington Memorial Bridge, Hanover Street Corridor/Vietnam Veterans Memorial Bridge, and studies of a future Maglev system between Baltimore and DC. Janie graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park with a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering and earned a master’s degree in Structural Engineering.