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Steven Palmer

Program Director

ilo photoSteven Palmer is a Program Director in the MIT Office of Corporate Relations, where he helps companies identify and engage MIT experts in areas of mutual interest. He brings to this position more than twenty years of business, government, and technology experience.

Prior to joining the Office of Corporate Relations, he was in Business Development at the Raytheon Company. As a Senior Manager in a product line, he was focused on providing innovative strategic solutions to existing products, and explored new business development solutions. He also served as Staff Executive to the Vice President of Business Development and Strategy for the Integrated Defense Systems business.

In addition to his corporate experience, Steve served for over fifteen years as a U.S. Army Officer and Diplomat on the international circuit. He served as a front-line officer in the Global War on Terrorism and worked extensively in Europe, the Middle East and Russia. He served in various domestic and international posts to include Baghdad, Moscow, the Pentagon, and U.S. State Department in Washington, D.C.

Steve sits on the Board of Overseers at Lasell College in Newton, MA, and is Treasurer and Board Member of the Northeastern University Army ROTC Alumni Society. He is the recipient of numerous US Government, US Army, Joint Commendation medals; DIA's Excellence Award; and the US Army Superior Civilian Service Award. Steve is also one of the Boston Business Journal's "40 Under 40" Class of 2012.


Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
M.B.A., Innovation and Global Leadership (Sloan Fellow Program)

Northeastern University, Boston, MA
B.S. degree in Criminal Justice


Phone: 617-253-2423
Fax: 617-253-0002
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Assistant:Dylan Mitchell
Phone: 617-253-8982
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