MITRE Names New Chief Technology Officer and Corporate Chief Engineer

Jay Schnitzer and Charles Clancy

Senior vice presidents assume new roles: Jay Schnitzer (left) named corporate chief engineer, and Charles Clancy (right) named chief technology officer 

McLean, Va., and Bedford, Mass., Oct. 9, 2023—MITRE’s Charles Clancy, Ph.D., was named chief technology officer, in addition to his role as senior vice president and general manager of MITRE Labs. He assumes management of the MITRE independent research and development (IR&D) program. Across these integrated responsibilities, Clancy leads MITRE's science, technology, and engineering workforce, IR&D program, and extramural research activities. Dr. Jay Schnitzer, MITRE senior vice president and chief medical officer, was named corporate chief engineer. He will help assure company-wide technical quality and mission impact, support technical staff development, and continue as chief medical officer.

“Science and technology are critical to our nation’s future, in an era of global strategic competition,” said Jason Providakes, Ph.D., MITRE president and CEO. “Charles will leverage MITRE’s research activities to drive whole-of-nation impacts across our work with sponsors and partners in industry, academia, and other non-profit organizations. Jay will ensure our work meets the high bar of technical excellence needed to help our federal sponsors succeed in their missions and will continue to advance our cancer and quantum computing R&D programs.”

Clancy joined MITRE in 2019 as the vice president for intelligence programs and was promoted to lead MITRE Labs in 2020. He previously served as the Bradley distinguished professor of cybersecurity in the department of electrical and computer engineering at Virginia Tech University, and earlier as a research leader at the National Security Agency. In 2022 he was named a fellow of the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers, for his work in secure and wireless communications.

Schnitzer joined MITRE in 2013 and has served as the company’s chief technology officer for the past eight years. He previously led the defense sciences office for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, was Boston Scientific’s chief medical officer, and worked over 15 years as an attending pediatric surgeon and associate professor of surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital, Shriners Children’s Hospital Boston, and Harvard Medical School. He received the WashingtonExec 2020 Healthcare Industry Executive of the Year award for his work leading the COVID-19 Healthcare Coalition and was named to FCW’s Fed 100 in 2023.


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