Melvyn P. Galin, Ph.D., a native of Savannah, received a B.S. degree from Georgia Tech and a Masters and Ph.D. from IndianaUniversity. He also studied at The American University and at MIT. Dr. Galin worked in the medical and chemical supply field, in structural steel, and in the duplicating and printing industry. For four years he was in the Office of the Secretary of Defense at the Pentagon. He worked for almost 27 years at MITRE Corporation, a system engineering organization established by MIT. At the end of his career with MITRE he was special assistant to the President and CEO, leading a project with the AmericanAcademy of Opthalmology that resulted in a White House invitation by President Reagan. In Massachusetts, Dr. Galin also did much pro bono work, serving on three Governor’s Management Task Forces and a Board of Regents Task Force. He represented the MITRE President on the Massachusetts Business Roundtable and the Chamber of Commerce and was appointed by the Governor to the Massachusetts Energy Advisory Board.
For three years Dr. Galin was Chairman of the Governor’s Advisory Committee on Human Resources and for 16 years was a member and the Executive Secretary of the Governor’s Advisory Committee on Information Technology, serving for three governors. Dr. Galin taught graduate and undergraduate economics, investments, entrepreneurship and small business management at NortheasternUniversity and at a Massachusetts public college. Since 1985 he has been the President and CEO of the Institute for Educational Services. He is currently the Executive Secretary of the 62-year-old National Conference on the Advancement of Research (NCAR) that brings together top-level R&D officials from industry, government, education and independent research organizations. For six years Dr. Galin was on the Advisory Board to the Department of Energy at the Savannah River Site, including four years as Chair of the Strategic Management Committee and a year as Vice Chair of the Board. He worked on the boards of CBETA and the Coastal Venture Investment Forum (CVIF). He is on the board of the Mulberry Grove Foundation and the Skidaway Marine Sciences Foundation and performs merger, acquisition, and other management consulting work.