MITRE Corporation names Lori Scherer VP for intelligence portfolios
The MITRE Corporation of McLean, VA announced on November 14 that it has named Lori Scherer to serve as vice president of the intelligence portfolios within the National Security Engineering Center – a federally funded research and development center (FFRDC) that MITRE operates on behalf of the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD).
Scherer has worked at MITRE for more than 25 years, most recently serving as deputy director for the intelligence portfolios, where she has drawn on interdisciplinary teams across the corporation to pursue solutions to the Intelligence Community’s most critical problems.
“Lori combines a keen understanding of the Intelligence Community’s sensitive missions with a strong focus on technical excellence and commitment to the public interest,” said William LaPlante, senior vice president and general manager of MITRE’s National Security Sector.
Scherer has served in several leadership roles within MITRE’s intelligence portfolios, where she has led the establishment of new organizations. Previously, as a member of MITRE’s technical staff, she worked across Intelligence Community, environmental, and technical operations sectors, providing notable contributions in the form of technical reports, trade studies, and advanced research developments. She has worked primarily with classified sponsors over the past 15 years, as well as others including the National Reconnaissance Office, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, and the U.S. Army’s chemical demilitarization organization.
Prior to joining MITRE, Ms. Scherer worked as a senior member of the technical staff at Arthur D. Little, offering environmental oversight and technical recommendations on the Army’s Johnston Atoll Chemical Agent Disposal System. She also served as a project leader at the Army’s Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center, providing expertise on various explosive and propellant manufacturing operations.
Scherer serves on the Intelligence and National Security Alliance’s Technology and Innovation Council and the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association’s Intelligence Committee.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Rutgers University and a master’s degree in systems engineering from Johns Hopkins University.