Steven J Palmer

Program Director


Phone: (617) 253-2423
Fax: (617) 253-0002


Jing Xu
Phone: (617) 253-0407
Steve Palmer


Steve Palmer joined the Office of Corporate Relations (OCR) in January 2015 as Senior Industrial Liaison Officer.

Palmer comes to OCR with many years of experience building relationships, advancing diplomacy, and seeking new business initiatives in both the public and private sectors. For the past four years, he has worked as Chief of Staff to the VP of Business Development & Strategy at Raytheon. In this role, Palmer has developed customer-focused strategies, led senior business development staff to address business challenges, sold complex security solutions internationally, and led the communications to heads of state, Congress, military commanders, and industry leaders globally. Prior to Raytheon, Palmer was a Foreign Service Officer for the U.S. Department of State where he established strong bilateral relationships internationally. And before that, he held positions at the Defense Intelligence Agency working in Baghdad, Moscow, and Washington DC.

Palmer earned his B.S., Criminal Justice, at Northeastern University and his M.B.A. at MIT Sloan where he was in the Fellows Program for Innovation and Global Leadership. He is also a former U.S. Army Officer with formal training in communications, leadership, diplomacy, relationship building, and international customs and culture.

Among his many interesting affiliations and appointments, Palmer is a mentor in the ROTC Programs at MIT, Boston College, Northeastern, Simmons, Suffolk, and Wentworth Institute of Technology.