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US BLACK ENGINEER & INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY CON TE N BRINGING TECHNOLOGY HOME TO THE BLACK COMMUNITY Special Recognition


Honorees ..............................40 Honoring achievers, men and women who are making a difference in STEM


Modern-day Technology


Leaders ................................48 Up and coming leaders in engineering, science, and technology


One on One ...........................10 2014 Black Engineer of the Year Stepha- nie C. Hill on life after BEYA


DIVERSITY


Ed Welburn Vice President, Global Design General Motors


People and Events .................6 Those we lost in 2014: A former director for the Office of Small Business Pro- grams in the Office of the Secretary of the Army


Career Voices .......................14 Successful careers require commitment and hard work


PROFILES IN INNOVATION 2015 Black Engineer of the Year


COVER STORY ............................................22 Ed Welburn was named vice president of General Motors (GM) Design North America on Oct. 1, 2003, becoming the sixth design leader in GM history. On March 1, 2005, Welburn stepped into the newly created position of GM vice presi- dent, Global Design, the first to lead all of the company’s global design centers.


2 USBE&IT I WINTER 2015


Black Engineer of the Year Award


Category Winners ................26 More than 20 BEYA category winners in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math career fields.


BEST PRACTICES FOR SUCCESS


Corporate Life ......................18 Corporate veterans provide insight into what every young professional should know about navigating their way up the ladder to success


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