Victoria F. Haynes, PhD, is President and Chief Executive Officer of RTI International. Her career of more than 32 years has focused on technology leadership, management, and new business development. Her expertise includes: strategic business alignment and management of technology resources; the identification, evalation, and commercialization of emerging technologies for significant new business opportunities; and the development of science and technology in multidisciplinary organizations.
Before joining RTI in 1999, she was Vice President of the Advanced Technology Group and Chief Technical Officer at Goodrich Corporation. She also held managerial roles at Monsanto Company. She held a postdoctoral fellowship at Purdue University. Her doctoral and master’s degrees are from Boston University, and her undergraduate degree in chemistry is from the University of California, Berkeley.
Dr. Haynes is a member of several corporate boards, including the board of directors for Archer Daniels Midland Company, Nucor Corporation, PPG Industries, and Ziptronix, Inc. She also serves on advisory boards and committees for a number of universities and the federal government, including the Academe and Policy Research Senior Advisory Committee of the Homeland Security Advisory Council.
Her most recent awards include the 2009 Citizen of the Year from the International Affairs Council, 2008 Business Person of the Year from the Triangle Business Journal, 2005 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in the Services Sector for the Carolinas, the 2005 Women in Business Award from Triangle Business Journal, and Business Leader’s 2003 Business Leader of the Year.