BA 1997, German
Principal Business Development Manager, Vulcan, Inc., Seattle, WA
Ted Schmitt is Principal Business Development Manager for Conservation Technology and related philanthropic initiatives for Vulcan. He works extensively in Africa with field organizations applying technology to securing and managing protected areas.
Prior to joining Vulcan, Ted was a Senior Program Officer for the Computer Science and Telecommunications Board at the United States National Academies of Science directing studies on topics such as disaster communications, healthcare IT, and broadband policy. He served as Business Development Director at several technology start-ups in Germany, Sweden, and the United States, leading the application of technology for impact on a range of issues.
He started his career as a software engineer for IBM, earning patents and several technical achievement awards.
Ted holds a Master of Arts in International Science and Technology Policy from George Washington University, a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, and a Bachelor of Arts in German from Purdue University. He also studied at Universität Hamburg, Germany.
He currently serves as Vice President of the Conservation Technology Working Group at the Society for Conservation Biology.