Associate Vice President for Program Development
Jim Stein joined the University of Rochester/LLE in 2017 as the Associate Vice President for Program Development. As the AVP for Program Development he is chartered with strategic business development across the University and Laboratory enterprise. Leveraging the technical expertise and broad competencies of the UR/LLE team he engages with industry, academia, and government agencies to diversify and broaden the UR/LLE research base.
Before coming to UR/LLE, Stein was a Vice President on the Washington DC executive leadership and management teams of SCHOTT North America and the General Atomics Reconnaissance Systems Group, and President of JConrad Strategies, LLC from 2005 through 2017. A career Naval Officer, he retired from the Navy as a Captain in 2005. In addition to serving as a Naval Aviator and instructor pilot, he qualified as a Surface Warfare Officer (SWO) and executed global operations during worldwide deployments. He commanded Patrol Squadron 8 and during his career received numerous leadership awards and commendations including the Air Medal and Legion of Merit.
Capt. Stein received a B.B.A in Management Information Systems from the University of Notre Dame. At Notre Dame he was awarded the Rev. J Hugh O’Donnell Award for achieving the highest academic average in the NROTC curriculum. He received an M.A. degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College and was the 1997–98 U.S. Navy Federal Executive Fellow at the Harvard University CFIA Olin Institute for Strategic Studies.