Barbara Dyer is president and CEO of the Hitachi Foundation in Washington, D.C. She has been a visiting scientist at the MIT Sloan School of Management since September 2010.
The Hitachi Foundation's mission is to expand business practices that improve people's lives and to build an integration of business practice and North American society. Dyer describes her CEO role as "the vision keeper, strategic manager of many moving parts, chief communicator and top officer accountable for results.
Dyer has worked in the non-profit and state and federal government sectors. She was founding director of the Alliance for Redesigning Government.
Dyer earned her BFA in fine arts and education from Clark University and at the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government program for state and local government senior executives.
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