Dr. Cynthia McIntyreSenior Vice President, Council on Competitiveness
Dr. Cynthia R. McIntyre is Senior Vice President at the Council on Competitiveness a non-partisan, NGO, which is dedicated to developing public policy recommendations to enhance American competitiveness by creating new domestic jobs in the U.S. At the Council, she has a proven track record of cultivating government and private industry collaborations to create various new technology innovations. She is recognized by HPCwire as one of the top People To Watch 2013.
During the past five years, her responsibilities include leading the High Performance Computing (HPC) Initiative that involves helping develop policies that will enhance the use of HPC in the private sector for greater economic return and competitive advantage. As a result of these efforts, the Council was asked by the White House in 2010 to create and lead a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) to help small- and medium-size manufacturers (SME) in the Midwest to use HPC modeling and simulation. The PPP is known as the National Digital Engineering and Manufacturing Consortium (NDEMC). Since its inception, several of these emerging enterprises have seen improvement to their product development process and bottom line sales projections.
Prior to arriving to the Council, Dr. McIntyre was Chief of Staff to the President of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute from 1999 to 2007. In this capacity, she had executive oversight and management of three areas in the Office of the President, one of which was Intellectual Property, Technology Transfer, and New Ventures – and grew licensing revenue from $45 K to $1.2 million in five years.
Dr. McIntyre serves, by invitation of the South Africa Minister of Science and Technology, on the advisory committee for cyberinfrastructure. She was a member of the Board of Trustees for Spelman College (2003-2009); is on the External Advisory Committee of the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, Florida State University; and was a member of the Governing Board of the American Physical Society.
Dr. McIntyre is a theoretical condensed matter physicist and holds a doctorate in physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She was a Bunting Fellow at Harvard University.
Outside the confines of her office, she is an avid jazz enthusiast and supporter of the fine arts. Dr. McIntyre recalls the North Sea Jazz Festival as one of her favorite destination spots for great live jazz performances. She also co-led the campus planning and implementation group for the creation, design, and construction of the new Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center – EMPAC – a $200 million arts research and performing arts center, which opened in 2008.