Brown SPS Welcomes New Executive Master in Science & Tech Leadership Program Director

Michael Donohue

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (Brown University School of Professional Studies) – December 11, 2018 – Brown University welcomes Michael Donohue as the new Program Director of the Executive Master in Science and Technology Leadership (EMSTL) program. EMSTL brings together Brown’s esteemed faculty with the best and the brightest working professionals to forge a new generation of leaders for STEM industries.

It is with great pleasure that we announce the addition of Mike as EMSTL Program Director,” said Karen Sibley, Vice President for Strategic Initiatives, and Dean of the School of Professional Studies at Brown University. “Donohue’s wealth of experience driving innovation at world-leading corporations and startups will serve as a tremendous asset to our industry-current curriculum and the career advancement of our top-tier students who are committed to magnifying their impact and accelerating their careers.

Commenting on the value of Donohue in this new role, Lawrence Larson, Sorensen Family Dean of the School of Engineering and Professor of Engineering, shared:  

Though a young program, EMSTL has already had a transformative effect on our students and alumni. Leveraging his industry stature, Mike will play a critical role growing this program and redefining leadership for today’s industry challenges.

Donohue brings to Brown extensive c-suite experience in the energy sector across the Fortune 100 and startup spectrum. Most recently, Donohue served as the Energy Solutions Team Leader at Uptake, a leading provider of artificial intelligence (AI) and IoT software for industrial companies. Prior to this position, he served as the Chief Marketing Officer at GE Power Services where he led go-to-market strategies for the power services business. Before GE, Donohue spent 15 years as an Accenture Managing Partner leading the utility strategy practice in North America.  He also held various leadership positions including Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing in energy related start-ups. Donohue received his undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering and his MBA from Purdue University.

Donohue’s recent tenure on the EMSTL Advisory Committee will enhance his ability to immediately impact EMSTL’s growth.

It’s an honor to join the EMSTL community, said Donohue. Whether at Fortune 100 companies or startups, I know first hand the hurdles that executives face leading companies and teams through the digital transformation in today’s global knowledge economy.  I look forward to working with Brown’s brilliant faculty, the EMSTL Advisory Committee and the program’s outstanding alumni and students to build new business strategies and models as we head into a new AI-driven world order.

A key driver and builder of the program, Anubhav Tripathi, EMSTL Executive Academic Director and Professor of Engineering and Medical Sciences, shared:

We are very pleased that Mike is joining the EMSTL team. He has mastered the type of leadership roles that our students seek.  I look forward to working with him to advance our students’ ability to drive strategy and growth.

The Executive Master in Science and Technology Leadership (EMSTL) program builds on Brown University’s interdisciplinary excellence across STEM fields and the social sciences to forge a new generation of leaders for a global knowledge economy.  The Brown School of Engineering and the School of Professional Studies designed this 16 month program for outstanding working professionals that seek to impact industry through a superior understanding of the social, technological and economic forces driving global disruption.

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