IBM Fellow Emeritus & EVP Innovation and Technology (Ret.)
NMD Consulting LLC
Mr. Donofrio is focused sharply on advancing education, employment and career opportunities for underrepresented minorities and women. He served for many years on the Board of Directors for the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME) and was NACME's Board chair from 1997 through 2002. He also served for several years on the Board of Directors for INROADS, a non-profit organization focused on the training and development of talented minority youth for professional careers in business and industry. He presently is co-chair of the New York Hall of Science.
He is a Fellow of the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers, a Fellow of the U.K-based Royal Academy of Engineering, a member of the US-based National Academy of Engineering, a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a former co-chair of the US Secretary of Energy’s Advisory Board, a former member of the Republic of China's Advisory Board of Science and Technology, a member of the Board of Trustees at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Syracuse University, a member of the Board of Directors of: Bank of New York Mellon, Liberty Mutual Insurance; AMD; Delphi Automotive and MITRE.
In 2005, the U.S. Department of Education appointed him to the Commission on the Future of Higher Education, a 20-member delegation of business and university leaders charged with developing a national strategy for post-secondary education to meet the needs of America's diverse population and workforce. Until last year, Nick was the Kauffman Foundation Senior Fellow. He currently serves as a Regent for the Connecticut Board of Higher Education. And he is currently involved as board co-chair of the New York Hall of Science, the city's only hands-on science and technology center.
Donofrio holds a master's degree and a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Syracuse University and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, respectively. He has received honorary doctorates from Pace University, Marist College, Polytechnic University, Syracuse University, the University of Warwick, UK, National University of Ireland at Maynooth and the University of Edinburgh, UK.