MākuSafe’s Gabriel Glynn Appointed to Governor’s STEM Advisory Council

November 2, 2020

MākuSafe’s CEO and Co-Founder, Gabriel Glynn was appointed to the Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council. The Council is focused on increasing interest and achievement in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) studies and careers through partnerships engaging preK-12 students, parents, educators, employers, non-profits, policy leaders and others. The goal is to provide opportunities that inspire Iowa’s young people to become innovative, enterprising contributors to our future workforce and the quality of life in our communities.

“I am honored by the appointment from Governor Reynolds. I am proud to live in a state that puts an emphasis on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, and provides access to tools and resources for young people to pursue their dreams in these areas. “

Gabriel Glynn, CEO/Co-Founder, MākuSafe

The Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council is a made up of leaders in higher education, business, pre-K through 12 educators, as well as state and local government officials. The STEM Council is led by Governor Kim Reynolds and Accumold President and CEO Roger Hargens.

The five other new appointees joining the Council include:
– Calvin Carter, postdoctoral fellow and researcher, The University of Iowa
– Dan Harbeke, public policy and government affairs manager, Google
– Kathleen Kay, senior vice president, Principal Financial
– Somchai Rice, assistant scientist, Midwest Grape and Wine Industry
– Brian Waller, president, Technology Association of Iowa

Additionally, seven current members are reappointed to the Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council:
– Emily Abbas, senior vice president and chief consumer banking and
marketing officer, Bankers Trust
– Patrick Barnes, senior global program officer, Education and Equity, John
Deere Citizenship and Foundation Group
– Emily Fuerst, director of research and development, Crop Technologies,
Kemin Industries, Inc.
– Jessica Hyland, executive director, Iowa Biotechnology Association
– Laurie Phelan, president and CEO, Iowa Jobs for America’s Graduates
– Joyce Pingel, CEO and founder, Epiphany, LLC and SVP/CIO/Head of Digital
Strategy, HOLTCAT
– Tod Santel, senior director of engineering, Avionics Products Engineering,
Commercial Systems, Collins Aerospace

Read more about the STEM Advisory Council announcement here.