Dr. Victoria F. Haynes is former president and chief executive officer of RTI International, a global independent, nonprofit research, and development organization that provides a wide range of research and technical services to government and commercial clients worldwide. Before joining RTI in 1999, Victoria held leadership and managerial positions at Monsanto Company and Goodrich Corporation. Victoria currently serves on the Boards of Nucor Corporation, PPG Industries, Inc., DSM and Ziptronix, Inc., and also serves as the chair of the compensation committee for Nucor Corporation. She has previously served on boards of Archer Daniels Midland Company and The Lubrizol Corporation. For more than 35 years, Victoria has focused on technology leadership, strategy, organizational development, and new business development; she has won several awards in those areas. Victoria was elected in 2012 to the National Academy of Engineering. Victoria earned her doctorate degree in chemistry and a master’s degree in education from Boston University; her undergraduate degree in chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley.