Glen Comiso

Senior Director for Institute Affairs, Office of the President, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Glen Comiso is Senior Director for Institute Affairs in the Office of the President at MIT. Glen oversees and facilitates presidential-level projects and priorities in areas such as innovation, industry-engagement, health, and communications. Most recently, he managed the MIT task force defining the structure and priorities for the recently launched MIT Schwarzman College of Computing. Other efforts Glen has managed include The Engine (tough tech innovation incubator) working groups effort, the Institute-wide digital health study, and the presidential CEO Advisory Board. Glen was Chief of Staff to the MIT president from 2012-2015. He also previously managed the activities of the Executive Committee of the MIT Corporation (trustees) and the Academic Council (academic leadership), MIT’s primary governing bodies. He joined MIT in 2010.

Prior to MIT, Glen held leadership roles at the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative, the state’s agency for innovation and technology sector growth; the Boston Redevelopment Authority, the City of Boston’s economic development and planning agency; the Boston Consulting Group; and he began his career as an engineering project manager at Motorola in the area of space and military communications design.

Glen received a BS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from UC Berkeley and an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

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