Norwich University Applied Research Institutes appoints VP of Business Development

Daphne LarkinFaculty & Staff, News, Press Releases, Z2

NORWICH UNIVERSITY OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS

Oct. 17, 2016

Norwich University Applied Research Institutes (NUARI) has named Suzanne E. Kecmer vice president of business development, responsible for the leadership of NUARI’s expanding business opportunities and driving revenue, as well as its business strategy and corporate development.

Kecmer holds an MBA from Columbia University and brings 20 years of experience from the global, aerospace and defense industry. She has held equity research and investment banking positions at leading financial institutions, as well as a corporate strategist role at the Raytheon Company.

Aligned with NUARI’s diverse endeavors in cybersecurity, banking sector resilience and other critical infrastructures, Kecmer will find new business areas, as well as foster long-term business relationships, with both customers and industry luminaries. She will complement and enhance NUARI’s ability to meet the evolving needs of customers through proven innovative solutions to the marketplace.

“Suzanne brings to NUARI expertise in both cyber security and experience with emerging businesses,” NUARI President Phil Susmann said. “With that unique set of skills, she will make connections between the marketplace and NUARI’s critical cybersecurity products.”

About NUARI

The Norwich University Applied Research Institutes (NUARI) were federally chartered under legislation sponsored by Sen. Patrick Leahy (Vt.) in 2002 and are funded in part through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Defense. NUARI is dedicated to pursuing the ideals of Norwich University founder Captain Alden Partridge to participate in the building of the nation and to prepare its graduates to protect the American way of life. NUARI builds on the university’s status as a National Security Agency Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education.

NUARI, a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, serves the national public interest through the study of critical national issues and the development of related educational and training programs by conducting rapid research, developing and deploying necessary technologies, and by addressing related policy, information management and technology issues to enhance a national capability for preparedness and response. NUARI accomplishes its mission by developing strategic alliances, partnerships, collaborations, and outreach programs with diverse public and private sector stakeholders, communities of governmental and non-governmental organizations, academic and research institutions, and business and industry associations and entities.

About Norwich University˜

Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates traditional-age students and adults in a Corps of Cadets and as civilians. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs culminating in Baccalaureate and Graduate Degrees. Norwich University was founded in 1819 by Captain Alden Partridge of the U.S. Army and is the oldest private military college in the United States of America. Norwich is one of our nation’s six senior military colleges and the birthplace of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC).www.norwich.edu 

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