Marisa Edmund is a global business executive with over 25 years of experience in the photonics industry organizing and leading companies. She specializes in global communications, direct marketing, talent development, integration of acquired companies and expanding into emerging markets. Marisa is Chairman of Edmund Optics Inc. where she oversees 15 global offices including manufacturing facilities, 1,300 global staff members, and a Board of Directors. Marisa holds an master’s in business studies and is a Senior Member of the Society of Photo-Optics Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE).