Wes Hall believes that a student’s zip code shouldn’t impact the learning opportunities that shape his or her future. As the Executive Director of the STEMx National Network, he advances equity, excellence, and innovation in STEM education by connecting and convening STEM network leaders in 21 states.

Previously serving as the Director of the Tennessee STEM Innovation Network, he led a highly successful partnership between Battelle Education and the Tennessee Department of Education designed to amplify quality STEM learning opportunities for students across the state.

Born in Bristol, TN, Wes grew up in rural Appalachia and worked to expand opportunities for students in rural and urban areas. His leadership was integral to establishing multiple STEM platform schools and regional hubs, developing strong industry engagement, and advocating for innovative state policy to expand STEM opportunities in Tennessee.Prior to joining Battelle, Wes served as a program coordinator for the Tennessee Higher Education Commission, overseeing the state’s higher education STEM initiatives supported by Race to the Top.

Wes holds a bachelor’s degree and a Master’s in Public Administration from University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He currently serves on the University of Tennessee’s Master of Public Policy & Administration Board of Advisors and is a previous member of the university’s Young Alumni Council.  In addition, he serves on the Tennessee Department of Education’s STEM Leadership Council and the board of the United Way of Tennessee’s Afterschool Network.

Senior Advisors

The Honorable Regina Schofield is the Director of Corporate Engagement & Education Outreach for Battelle Education. Based in the Washington D.C., she leads Battelle’s east coast STEM education initiatives in addition to regional philanthropy efforts.

Nominated by the President, she served as Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Justice Programs at the U. S. Department of Justice. In that position, she oversaw programs like Project Safe Childhood, the Prisoner Reentry Initiative, and the White House Initiative on Helping America’s Youth, among many others.

Regina attended Mississippi College for a BS in Business Administration, then attended Jackson State University, earning an MBA in Business Management. She currently serves on the boards of the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation, Excelsior College, Innovate+Educate, Maryland Business Roundtable for Education, and the National Center for the Prevention of Community Violence.

David Burns is the director of STEM Innovation Networks at Battelle Education. He joined in 2008, doing instrumental work to establish and expand the Ohio STEM Learning Network and Tennessee STEM Innovation Network. He also helped to establish STEMx.

David had a previous career in the restaurant and hospitality business, as well as working with the Disney Corporation on the EPCOT project. In his career in education, David worked as the Chief of Staff for Cincinnati Public Schools. During their restructuring project, David’s work was instrumental in opening 11 new high schools over two years.

David holds a BA in English and Education, and a master’s in English Literature from Northern Kentucky University. Before working at Battelle Education, he was the Executive Director of the Office of Transformation and Career Technical Education in the Ohio Department of Education. There, he pioneered state policy initiatives like STEM schools, STEM networks, credit flexibility, and stackable certificates.

Battelle Management

Aimee Kennedy

Battelle Education and Battelle
Aimee Kennedy, President of Battelle Education and Vice-President of Education, STEM Learning and Philanthropy at Battelle, chairs the board.

Board Members

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Caroline King

Washington STEM
Caroline King is the Chief Executive Officer of Washington STEM. She leads Washington STEM’s program, policy, and partnerships efforts to advance equity, excellence, and innovation in STEM innovation.

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Dr. David L. Evans

National Science Teachers Association
Dr. David Evans is the Executive Director of the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), the world’s largest professional organization representing science educators. Read more.

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Angela Hemingway

Idaho STEM Action Center
Angela Hemingway serves as Executive Director of the Idaho STEM Action Center in the Office of the Governor. Hemingway is a doctoral candidate in curriculum and instruction at Boise State University. Idaho is a long serving member of STEMx. Read more.

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Reginald McGregor

Rolls-Royce Corporation
Reginald McGregor is a Manager in the Research & Technology Strategy Group at Rolls-Royce Corporation. Reginald manages the engineering talent pipeline,overseeing the K12 STEM initiatives, collegiate co-op program and early career engineering leadership development programs. Read more.

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Dr. Thomas T. Peters

South Carolina’s Coalition for Mathematics & Science
Dr. Thomas Peters is the Executive Director of South Carolina’s Coalition for Mathematics & Science, founded by BMW Manufacturing Co., DuPont, Michelin North America and Duke Energy, and hosted by the College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences at Clemson University. Read more.