CPN Distinguished Alumni

Dr. Julie ShimerJulie Shimer received her M.S. in 1979 and Ph.D in 1982 in electrical engineering from Lehigh University. She has served as president and CEO of Welch Allyn, a leading manufacturer of frontline medical products and solutions, from March 2007 to April 2012. Prior to Welch Allyn, Dr. Shimer served as president and CEO of Vocera Communications, a provider of wireless communications systems enabling instant voice communication among mobile workers for companies. Dr. Shimer also previously held executive positions at 3Com Corporation, Motorola, and AT&T Bell Laboratories as well as Bethlehem Steel. Dr. Shimer is a member of the Board of Directors of Blue Highway and several other private foundations. Dr. Shimer is also a member of the Society of Women Engineers, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, and Professional Women in Healthcare. Dr. Shimer holds a bachelor's degree in physics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and currently serves as director of Netgear.