Rebecca R. Taylor is the Senior Vice President for the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS), the largest non-profit R&D consortium in North America focused on Manufacturing. She is responsible for strategic partnerships, oversight of all government programs as well as management of the Washington, DC office. In addition, Ms. Taylor leads the cyber security strategic interest group with a special focus on industrial control systems. Ms. Taylor serves on the Board for the National Advanced Mobility Consortium and the Society for Manufacturing Engineers. She also is on the Executive Committee of the National Defense Industrial Association’s Manufacturing Division, the NASA Marshall Partnership Forum Steering Council and the International Women’s Forum. She sits on the Advisory Board of the Commission on Innovation, Competitiveness and Economic Prosperity at the Association for Public and Land Grant Universities. Ms. Taylor is also the recipient of the national STEP award recognizing outstanding women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Production. Ms. Taylor holds a Bachelors degree from the George Washington University and a Masters degree from the London School of Economics.