Siemens Foundation Names David Etzwiler CEO

  Siemens Foundation Names David Etzwiler CEO

Business Wire

WASHINGTON -- October 15, 2013

The Siemens Foundation announced today that David Etzwiler will join the
organization as CEO, effective October 22, 2013. In this newly created
position, Etzwiler will oversee day-to-day operations of the organization
while implementing a strategic vision that expands both the reach and the
impact of the Foundation. With a mission to support innovation, research and
educational initiatives in the areas of science, technology, engineering and
mathematics, the Siemens Foundation provides more than $7 million annually to
enhance STEM education in the U.S.

“David’s extensive experience in corporate philanthropy and his unique
understanding of the intersection of business and society will enable the
Foundation to explore new ways to bring people, products and programs
together,” said Jim Whaley, Chairman of the Siemens Foundation and Senior Vice
President of Corporate Communications for Siemens Corporation. “At a time when
STEM jobs are growing three times faster than non-STEM jobs, the Siemens
Foundation is committed to supporting the development of the inventors and
innovators of tomorrow.”

"I really couldn't be more excited to be joining the Siemens team. Siemens has
such a rich history of creating products to improve individual lives and
society and the Foundation is already a recognized leader in STEM education,”
said Etzwiler. “The opportunity to further advance the full spectrum of assets
at the Foundation is an amazing opportunity."

Etzwiler joins the Siemens Foundation with more than fifteen years of
experience in both corporate and healthcare foundations. Most recently, he
served as Executive Director of Decade of Discovery in Diabetes, a partnership
between the Mayo Clinic, the University of Minnesota and the state of
Minnesota. While there, Etzwiler executed a portfolio-based strategy to make
Minnesota the state with the lowest incidence and growth rate for diabetes in
the country. Prior to this role, he served as Vice President of Community
Affairs and Executive Director of the Medtronic Foundation, the philanthropic
arm of a medical technology company. In addition to serving in several
leadership capacities at non-profits and foundations in Minneapolis, David
practiced law in the areas of charitable giving and non-profit management. He
received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Minnesota Law School.

About the Siemens Foundation

The Siemens Foundation provides more than $7 million annually in support of
educational initiatives in the areas of science, technology, engineering and
mathematics (STEM) in the United States. Its signature programs include the
Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology, a STEM research competition
for high school students, Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge, a
sustainability challenge which encourages K-12 students to develop innovative
green solutions for environmental issues and the Siemens STEM Academy, a
national educator professional development program designed to support
educators in their efforts to foster student achievement in STEM fields. By
supporting outstanding students and educators today, and recognizing the
mentors and schools that inspire STEM educational excellence, the Foundation
helps nurture tomorrow’s scientists and engineers. The Foundation’s mission is
based on the culture of innovation, research and educational support that is
the hallmark of Siemens’ U.S. companies. For further information, visit or follow @sfoundation.


Erin Brown, 202-730-1017
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